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Gen V cast, trailer, plot, reviews, and more

The Boys universe has expanded with the Gen V release date, where a group of youngsters strive for greatness as freshmen of a prestigious school for Supes.

Gen V release date

When is the Gen V release date? After three seasons, The Boys has finally branched out to show us more of the utter depravity that exists within the world of Supes.

The Boys is stepping away from Butcher and Homelander, since Gen V focuses on up-and-comers. The thriller series, based on a volume of the original comic, takes place in a school for gifted youth. Don’t be fooled; this won’t be anything like the teachings of Professor X in the X-Men movies.

Given what The Boys has accomplished so far, we had high hopes for this sci-fi series, and it’s safe to say that we already think it’s brilliant. Well, “high hopes” mightn’t be the right phrase, you understand. So, what’s the deal with the Gen V cast, reviews, and more? Scroll right this way to find out.

Who’s in the Gen V cast?

Gen V is led by Jaz Sinclair who plays Marie Moreau, one of the newcomers to the school who has the power to manipulate her own blood.

She’s joined by Chance Perdomo, Maddie Phillips, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and more at Godolkin’s school. All young people hoping to become the best heroes they can be — all this means that they also get some guidance from The Boys cast, too.

Here’s the Gen V cast list:

  • Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau
  • Chance Perdomo as Andre Anderson
  • Lizze Broadway as Emma Shaw
  • Maddie Phillips as Cate Dunlap
  • Derek Luh and London Thor as Jordan
  • Asa Germann as Sam
  • Shelley Conn as Indira
  • Patrick Schwarzenegger as Luke/Golden Boy
  • Sean Patrick Thomas as Polarity
  • Marco Pigossi as Doctor Edison Cardosa
  • Jason Ritter
  • Alexander Calvert
  • Clancy Brown as Richard ‘Rich Brink’ Brinkerhoff
  • Jessie T. Usher as Reggie Franklin/A-Train
  • Colby Minifie as Ashley Barrett
  • P.J. Byrne as Adam Bourke
  • Jensen Ackles as Ben/B.C.L. RED/Soldier Boy
  • Derek Wilson as Tek Knight

Gen V release date: Clancy Brown in Gen V

Gen V release date and reviews

Gen V releases on September 29, 2023, and already has mostly positive reviews.

The first three episodes drop on Prime Video on that date, while the five subsequent episodes arrive every Friday on the platform up until the finale on November 3. In terms of reviews, things are looking good. Our own Anthony McGlynn loved what he’s seen so far, and said in his Gen V review that the series “casts aside the shadow of The Boys to become an awesome, heroic TV series that’s fresh but just as satirical.”

Elsewhere, Gen V is soaring high on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 100% score within a week of its release. Most critics say that the new spin-off reaches the bar set by its predecessor, and that they enjoy the teen-drama spin on things.

“Energized by the same go-for-broke creativity, sharp social commentary and puerile R-rated sense of humor as its big TV brother, it reconfirms that this franchise remains the comic book genre’s only consistently imaginative player,” said The Daily Beast‘s Nick Schager.

“Earth-shattering fights and life-threatening injuries are just as common as roommate drama or worries about grades, and that tension between the familiar and the absurd makes Gen V an absolute blast,” wrote Mashable‘s Belen Edwards.

Gen V release date

Is there a Gen V trailer?

A full trailer for Gen Z was unveiled on September 6, 2023, and gave us a crash course on the prestigious Godolkin University.

But we soon learn that there’s some shady stuff going on. And naturally, that shady stuff leads to a lot of violence, blood, and guts. Come on, it’s The Boys. What did you expect? Watch it for yourself below!

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What is Gen V about?

Gen V focuses on a group of college students at Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, essentially the X-Men of The Boys universe.

The show will follow one group of students in particular as they grapple with their aspirations, the dark underbelly of becoming a super, and each other. It mainly sees the new world through the eyes of Marie Moreau, an up-and-comer who suffered from a family tragedy as a result of her powers.

When she reaches the school, she finds out that there’s plenty more at stake here other than some bad grades. Aside from competing to be the top of their class and secure the best superhero contracts, the student body finds out that there’s something much more nefarious at play in their new academic home.

There’s one volume of the comics as source material, and like a lot of The Boys in print, it’s pretty dark and satirical. Gen V should retain that bite without being quite as mean and callous, though only time will tell on that.

Gen V release date: The cast of Gen V

Where can I watch Gen V?

You’ll be able to watch Gen V on Amazon Prime Video, exactly the same place as The Boys.

Episodes will drop weekly, just like The Boys. You can sign up for a free trial on Amazon Prime here, so you’ll be all set up when Gen V arrives! You can also find out more about the Gen V episodes with our guide.

Gen V release date: Jaz Sinclair as Marie

How many episodes will be in Gen V?

Gen V will have eight episodes per season. The first three episodes will be released concurrently, while the rest will arrive once a week on Friday.

That’s everything we know about Gen V. Our lists of the best Disney Plus shows, and the best Apple TV shows will give you more great telly to stream, and we have guides on The Boys season 4 release date and the Invincible season 2 release date. Or, check out the best TV series of all time.

If that’s not enough, check out our list of the best superhero movies, and see what’s to come with our breakdown of Marvel’s Phase 5. You can also check out our feature on the 5 things we want to see from James Gunn’s new DCU, and the one we don’t.