GEN V: Prime Video Officially Renews THE BOYS Spin-Off Series For Season 2

GEN V: Prime Video Officially Renews THE BOYS Spin-Off Series For Season 2 GEN V: Prime Video Officially Renews THE BOYS Spin-Off Series For Season 2

Gen V has been a decent hit for Prime Video, and Amazon's streaming service has now officially renewed The Boys spin-off for a second season...

By MarkCassidy - Oct 19, 2023 03:10 PM EST
Filed Under: The Boys

Gen V, Prime Video's college-set The Boys spin-off series, has been officially renewed for a second season.

Fans seem to have embraced Gen V for the most part, though many feel it's not quite on par with The Boys. Even so, the series had clearly proved to be a hit for Amazon's streaming service, since this announcement comes before the season finale on November 3rd.

“We couldn’t be happier to make a second season of Gen V,” said co-showrunner Michele Fazekas and executive producer Eric Kripke said in a statement. “These are characters and stories we’ve grown to love, and we are thrilled to know people feel the same! The writers are already working on the new season — sophomore year is gonna be wild, with all the twists, heart, satire, and exploding genitalia you’ve come to expect from the show.”

Added Sony Pictures TV Studios president Katherine Pope, “We are so proud that our top-ranked freshman is getting a second season! Thank you to the amazing producers, cast, and crew, for bringing Gen V to life, and our Prime Video teammates, for the incredible support and partnership. We’re thrilled we can all continue on this insane journey together in season two.”

Gen V is partially based on the "We Gotta Go Now" story arc from The Boys comic series, written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson. The show takes place between the events of The Boys season 3 and 4, and Jessie T. Usher and Chase Crawford are also expected to reprise their respective roles as A-Train and The Deep, along with cast mates Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and PJ Byrne.

In Gen V, the students at Godolkin will be "put their physical and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school’s highly coveted top ranking. They quickly come to learn that ambition comes with sacrifice, and the difference between right and wrong is not as clear as they once believed. 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 also stars Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas and Marco Pigossi. The series guest stars Clancy Brown and Jason Ritter, while Jessie T. Usher, Claudia Doumit, Colby Minifie, and P.J. Byrne will reprise their roles from The Boys.

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narrow290 - 10/19/2023, 3:33 PM
Good news! Show is pretty good
krayzeman - 10/19/2023, 3:34 PM
hell yeah. excellent show! I may be caught up in the moment saying its better than The Boys...until season of The Boys comes out!
TheNewYorker - 10/19/2023, 4:20 PM
@krayzeman - go splash some cold water on your face and relax. Nobody believes you.
ModHaterSLADE - 10/19/2023, 3:35 PM
Glad to hear it. This has been a pretty good spin-off.
MarvelousMarty - 10/19/2023, 3:40 PM
Really enjoying it.
TheLobster - 10/19/2023, 4:10 PM
Pretty great spin off that captures the same overall tone/vibe of The Boys universe - love it!
TheNewYorker - 10/19/2023, 4:18 PM
That’s cool for those who like it. I think it’s been okay.
tylerzero - 10/19/2023, 4:34 PM
@TheNewYorker -

That’s exactly why I haven’t watched it yet…I don’t the time to spare for “okay.”
bkmeijer1 - 10/19/2023, 4:51 PM
@TheNewYorker @tylerzero - that's kinda why I'm refraining from watching it too. It just looks like it is retreading the same grounds as The Boys. It's probably fun like The Boys, but that's not enough imo
Usernametaken - 10/19/2023, 5:30 PM
@TheNewYorker - The good thing about this show is that after watching 4 episodes it made binge again all 3 seasons of The boys.

Then I watched episode 5 of Gen V and realized that yeah, it's just okay...

The whole premise of constraining the show to a University is very limiting, but at the same time, they're not exploiting it at all passed the first episode. It's all focused on the plot of the evil basement and it's just not interesting.

The Boys is a 9/10 for me, Gen V is a 6.
ridah - 10/27/2023, 7:28 PM
@Usernametaken - While I agree that Gen V isn't in the same league as Boys S01, I'd put it right there with S02 or S03. In fact, I'd recommend watching the next two episodes, as episode 7 stands right there with some of the best of The Boys.
Usernametaken - 10/28/2023, 10:56 AM
@ridah - I actually forgot about watching the last episodes.
I have to disagree with you're comparison, I love season 2 and 3.

I'm honestly not interested in watching more of gen V, maybe I'll watch them while cooking or something, but I don't see anything there deserving my full attention anymore.
Godzilla2000Zer - 10/19/2023, 4:34 PM
Yep I'm enjoying it
Lokiwasright - 10/19/2023, 4:40 PM
Never seen an ep of the boys to care
Usernametaken - 10/19/2023, 5:32 PM
@Lokiwasright - You should try it. It's easily the best superhero TV show ever made.
ElvenKingSlayer - 10/20/2023, 9:15 AM
@Usernametaken - Except the first season of Heroes
Usernametaken - 10/20/2023, 3:22 PM
@ElvenKingSlayer - oh yeah, Heroes was great.

And then...
ElvenKingSlayer - 10/21/2023, 5:49 AM
@Usernametaken - So true. If I remember correctly it got worse with every season.They had some interesting ideas with the storylines but the execution wasn't there.
Forthas - 10/19/2023, 5:01 PM
Best Superhero universe outside of Marvel.
Forthas - 10/19/2023, 5:35 PM
They can never be on par with The Boys because they don't have anyone who is as compelling a character as Homelander.
CplHicks - 10/19/2023, 7:26 PM
Why is Patrick Schwarzenager in the season 2 announcement? He got killed off in like episode2.
Evansly - 10/20/2023, 8:30 AM
@CplHicks - Episode 1 ha. He may still have part in the mystery unfolding
MyCoolYoung - 10/19/2023, 8:29 PM
That last episode was ass but it's been pretty decent other than that
MochaKing - 10/19/2023, 10:07 PM
The Boys last season was let down for me... it's kind of losing it's charm unless the creators of the show push the boundaries on story focus less shock value and over hype... Next season they can explore deposited Homelander or he getting killed and it's aftermath for God's sake...


Because of the last season, I'm hesitant to watch this show yet... cause don't want to invest in characters where their problems remain same every season...
MochaKing - 10/19/2023, 10:08 PM
@MochaKing - *depowered homelander*
Cap1 - 10/20/2023, 12:16 PM
@MochaKing - I'd urge you to watch this, I wasn't too hot on S3 of the Boys either, felt repetitive and a bit like the well was running dry, but this is excellent so far
LeonNova - 10/20/2023, 12:54 PM
I’ve enjoyed the show very much, I love The Boys universe.

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