San Diego Comic-Con may have been a stripped-down affair this past week, but it wasn’t without its share of powerhouse projects for fans to get excited about. One of those was Gen V, a spinoff of Prime Video’s ultra-violent, explicit superhero hit The Boys. And based on the new teaser, expect all of the same gore, mayhem, and vulgarity, only now in a college setting.
We’ve seen the established heroes of The Seven, the world’s most popular superheroes. But what about the up ‘n coming heroes? The ones who are still in university, learning how to become the heroes the world needs? Well, if you’ve seen The Boys then you know heroes are mostly pretty shitty people, who will stab one another in the back as soon as help them, or let someone they’re meant to save die if they’re not in a good mood. It’s at Godolkin University where these awful traits get instilled in them.
The cast includes Jaz Sinclair and Chance Perdomo who are reunited from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, plus Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, Marco Pigossi, Clancy Brown, Alexander Calvert, and Jason Ritter. Look for some familiar faces from The Boys to show up, too.
Here’s the synopsis: From the world of The Boys comes Gen V. Young, aspiring heroes have their physical and moral boundaries put to the test while competing for Godolkin University’s highly coveted top ranking. When the university’s dark secrets come to light, the students must come to grips with what type of heroes they are going to become.
Gen V hits Prime Video on September 29th.