According to Amazon executive Vernon Sanders, Gen V promises “lots of blood” and includes Easter eggs and references to The Boys universe.
Gen V, the highly anticipated spinoff of the staggering Amazon series The Boys, is set to draw a whole new audience with its intriguing twist on the original show. The show is something superhero fans have been eagerly waiting for, and excitement for the show has just hit new levels with its recently released first trailer. Set in a university specifically catering to young heroes developing their superhuman capabilities, Gen V introduces a fresh cast of characters, but eagle-eyed fans may also recognize some familiar faces as well.
Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie, and P.J. Byrne reprise their roles as A-Train, Ashley Barrett, and Adam Bourke from The Boys for Gen V. In addition, Clancy Brown joins the franchise, as seen in the recent trailer, along with other new cast members Alexander Calvert and Jason Ritter. Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi also appear in the show.
In an interview with Collider, Amazon’s Head of Television, Vernon Sanders, revealed how Gen V compares to its scandalous predecessor. According to Sanders, Gen V promises “lots of blood” and will deliver more than just a typical choppy superhero drama.
“The young ensemble [is] fantastic. We have connections to The Boys universe and cast sort of peppered carefully throughout the season. So there are lots of Easter eggs that I think fans will love. And it’s a great combination of social commentary, blood, there’s lots of blood, a really cool mystery. And I think people will be surprised as they come into the show, and the show evolves, the implications that Gen V has on The Boys. The two shows have some really interesting connections. So I’m probably saying more than I should, but I’m really excited. We’re thrilled with the results. I’m so excited for people to see this show. I think what we were hoping for is a show that really felt like its own thing, but also felt like it was true to the universe that Eric [Kripke] and Seth [Rogen], and Evan [Goldberg] have created. And it really delivers.”
Gen V: A Companion Series to The Boys With Crossovers and a Connected Universe
While most of the cast in Gen V is new, fans can expect an experience as close to the original as possible. Showrunner Eric Kripke previously revealed that Gen V is set during season 3 of The Boys and will reference the events of that season, such as the arrival of Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy. He also stated that Gen V would be a companion series to The Boys and remain faithful to its same outrageous humor and levels of gratuitous violence – something even hinted at in the trailer. In addition, crossovers will take place, resulting in a truly unified universe for this section of Prime Video’s shared superhero universe.
“There’s certain things that are happening at that school that are both in reaction to season 3 of The Boys.,” Kripke revealed. “There’s Soldier Boy, etcetera, but also some new storylines that are happening in that season of the spinoff that we have to pick up and take into season 4 of the show.”
Gen V undeniably radiates with its own energy, but fans can rest assured that it will remain grounded in its origins. Gen V will be available on Prime Video in 2023, with no specific release date announced yet.