The Boys tries to expand in trailer for new spinoff show Gen V


The Boys is an iconoclastic superhero show that takes place in a world where most of the heroes are narcissistic fame hounds who commit more crimes than they solve. For audiences who are going through superhero fatigue, it’s the perfect tonic.

But might we soon be going through The Boys fatigue? Amazon Prime Video is prepping a new spinoff show called Gen V, set at a superhero university where college-aged Supes train to hopefully win lucrative crime-fighting contracts in major cities. Watching the trailer, it definitely looks like a show set in The Boys universe, by which I mean that it looks a little gross. Watch below:

So we’ve got a shrinking Supe crawling around in someone’s bloody ear cavity, exploding puppets, and a Supe doing…something…to the crotch of a Homelander statue. It’s definitely a spinoff of The Boys.

The Boys spinoff Gen V premieres this month!

Obviously, something is amiss at Godolkin University. “There are evil people at this school.” Sounds bad.

Gen V stars Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau, who can telekinetically manipulate blood (I think “Coagula” is a pretty good name, personally); Chance Perdomo as Andre Anderson, who can manipulate metal with his mind; Patrick Schwarzenegger (son of Arnold) as Golden Boy, who can set his body on fire; London Thor and Derek Luh as Jordan Li, a Supe who can switch genders at will, and more. We’ll also get cameo appearances by characters from the mothership show, including Jessie T. Usher as A-Train and Colby Minifie as Ashley Barrett.

Will Gen V be an enjoyable expansion of The Boys universe or a needless appendage? We’ll find out when it premieres on Amazon Prime Video on September 29. As for the original show, the fourth season is on the way but doesn’t have a release date yet.

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