Gen V: The Next Generation of Superheroes or Super-Villains?

by Tara Price

12th September, 2023

Gen V: The Next Generation of Superheroes or Super-Villains?

In the dark and twisted world of The Boys, where superheroes are not always the saviours they seem, comes a new spinoff that promises to be just as thrilling and unpredictable. Enter Gen V, set in the elite halls of Godolkin University, a college exclusively for budding superheroes. But as we’ve learned from The Boys, with great power comes… well, a lot of complications.

The Premise

Godolkin University isn’t your typical college. Here, students are not just battling for top grades and popularity; they’re training to be the next generation of superheroes, complete with all the lucrative endorsements that come with the title. But what happens when these young supes discover a sinister plot brewing within the university walls? Will they rise as the heroes of their story, or will they be seduced by the dark side, becoming the very villains they were trained to fight against? Watch the trailer here to get a sneak peek!

What is The Boys?

If you’re new to this universe, you might be wondering what The Boys is all about. Well, it’s a hit series on Prime Video that follows a group of vigilantes who expose the corrupt and violent reality behind the superhero industry. Based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys offers a gritty and satirical take on the superhero genre, exploring themes such as power, corruption, celebrity culture, and morality. You can watch the first three seasons of The Boys on Prime Video here.

L to R: Lizze Broadway, Jaz Sinclair, Maddie Phillips
L to R: Lizze Broadway, Jaz Sinclair, Maddie Phillips

Star-Studded Cast

Gen V boasts an impressive lineup of talent. Leading the cast are Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, and Lizze Broadway, among others. The series also welcomes guest stars like Clancy Brown and Jason Ritter. And for The Boys fans, rejoice! Several familiar faces, including Jessie T. Usher and Colby Minifie, will be reprising their roles. Check out the full cast list here.

Why You Should Watch It

If you’re looking for a series that will keep you on the edge of your seat, look no further than Gen V. This series is not only packed with action and drama, but also with humour and heart. You’ll get to see these young superheroes struggle with their identities, their relationships, their ambitions, and their morals. You’ll also get to witness how they cope with the pressures and temptations of being in the spotlight and how they deal with the consequences of their actions. Whether you’re rooting for them or against them, you’ll find yourself invested in their journeys.

Behind the Scenes

The brains behind Gen V are none other than Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, serving as showrunners and executive producers. They’re joined by a powerhouse team of producers, including big names like Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Learn more about the production team here.

What They Have to Say

We had a chance to chat with some of the cast and crew of “Gen V,” and they shared some of their thoughts and insights about the series. Here are some excerpts from our interviews:

  • Jaz Sinclair (who plays Maya): “Maya is a complex character who has a lot of layers. She’s smart, confident, and ambitious, but also insecure, vulnerable, and conflicted. She wants to be a hero, but she also wants to fit in and have fun. She has a strong sense of justice, but she also has a dark side that she tries to hide.”
  • Chance Perdomo (who plays Alex): “Alex is a rebel who doesn’t care about rules or expectations. He’s charismatic, charming, and witty, but also reckless, impulsive, and unpredictable. He likes to challenge authority and push boundaries. He has a lot of potential as a superhero, but he also has a lot of issues that he needs to work on.”
  • Lizze Broadway (who plays Emma): “Emma is a sweetheart who wants to make everyone happy. She’s kind, loyal, and compassionate, but also naive, gullible, and easily manipulated. She believes in the good in people and in the world. She has a lot of talent as a superhero, but she also has a lot of doubts that she needs to overcome.”
  • Michele Fazekas (showrunner): “We wanted to create a series that would appeal to both fans of ‘The Boys’ and newcomers alike. We wanted to explore the same themes of power and corruption from a different perspective: that of young superheroes who are just starting out in their careers. We wanted to show how they navigate this complex and dangerous world while also dealing with their own personal challenges.”
  • Eric Kripke (executive producer): “We’re very excited about ‘Gen V’ because it’s a great addition to the universe of ‘The Boys.’ It’s a different tone and style, but it still has the same spirit and essence. It’s a series that will make you laugh, cry, gasp, and cheer. It’s a series that will surprise you and shock you. It’s a series that will make you think and feel.”

Premiere Details

Mark your calendars! Gen V is set to premiere on Prime Video on September 29, with the first three episodes dropping together. Subsequent episodes will be released weekly, culminating in an epic season finale on November 3. And for those who can’t get enough, there’s a range of official merchandise available at


Gen V promises to be a rollercoaster ride, blending the excitement of college life with the high stakes of superhero politics. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of The Boys or new to this universe, this series is set to be a must-watch. So, will these young superheroes save the day, or will they fall from grace? Only time will tell.

Stay tuned for more updates and exclusive interviews with the cast and crew! And don’t forget to join the conversation using #GenVonPrime.

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