GEN V Producers Confirm Chance Perdomo's Role Will NOT Be Recast Following The Actor's Death

GEN V Producers Confirm Chance Perdomo's Role Will NOT Be Recast Following The Actor's Death GEN V Producers Confirm Chance Perdomo's Role Will NOT Be Recast Following The Actor's Death

Following the tragic death of Chance Perdomo earlier this year, Gen V's producers have confirmed that the actor's character will not be recast in The Boys spin-off. Find more details after the jump...

By JoshWilding - May 06, 2024 04:05 AM EST
Filed Under: The Boys

At the end of March, we learned that British actor Chance Perdomo, best known for his roles in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Boys spin-off Gen V, had died following a motorcycle accident. 

Shortly after the actor's death, the show's production team confirmed they had paused work on the series to figure out what to do without him.

As Andre Anderson, the actor played one of Gen V's lead characters and the stage was set for him to be a major player in the world of The Boys moving forward. We'd wondered if the role might be recast, but it's now been confirmed that the series will instead write his character out. 

"As we continue to navigate the tragic loss of Chance Perdomo, everyone at Gen V is determined to find the best way to pay respect to his memory," a statement from the Gen V producers shared on X reads. "We won't be recasting the role, because no one can replace Chance."

"Instead, we have been taking the time and space to recraft our season 2 storylines as we begin production in May. We will honor Chance and his legacy this season."  

Gen V ended with Marie, Jordan, Emma, and Andre all locked up after Homelander captured them. Perdomo's character will more than likely be killed off-screen, though we'd imagine big changes are being made to what was originally planned for the upcoming second season. 

Perdomo rose to prominence thanks to his work in the After film trilogy and was nominated for a BAFTA for his work in Killed by My Debt. However, his role as Ambrose Spellman in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina put him on the map.

Set in the diabolical world of The Boys, Gen V expands the universe to Godolkin University, the prestigious superhero-only college where students train to be the next generation of heroes—preferably with lucrative endorsements. You know what happens when supes go bad, but not all superheroes start out corrupt.

Beyond the typical college chaos of finding oneself and partying, these kids are facing explosive situations...literally. As the students vie for popularity and good grades, it’s clear that the stakes are much higher when super powers are involved. When the group of young supes discover that something bigger and sinister is going on at school, they're put to the test: Will they be the heroes or the villains of their stories?

Check out the full statement from Gen V's producers below.

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Malatrova15 - 5/6/2024, 4:37 AM
Oh i was worried for a second
HammerLegFoot - 5/6/2024, 6:53 AM
Man I did not like his character in the first season. May his soul rest easy, and his family be well.
CplHicks - 5/6/2024, 7:15 AM
They're handling it from an emotional POV same as Marvel. BP should have been recast and this character I'd recast too but since it's an ensemble just writing him out won't be as much of a shock to the material.
TheLobster - 5/6/2024, 1:17 PM
@CplHicks - yup. Marvel should have recasted T’Challa.
Toonstrack - 5/6/2024, 1:39 PM
@CplHicks - nah. Marvel made the right choice. Audience needed a moment of reprieve
TheLobster - 5/6/2024, 2:06 PM
@Toonstrack - they should have pushed BP2, sure, but deciding to make Shuri the new BP was an awful decision.
Toonstrack - 5/8/2024, 12:25 AM
@TheLobster - i don't think it was. There will be a bother tchalla BP.
BobbyDrake - 5/6/2024, 7:19 AM
If his character had a younger sister on the show then she should just take over his role. That would be the most respectful way of handling it!!!
EskimoJ - 5/6/2024, 8:54 AM
@BobbyDrake - Ahh, so you don't even watch the show; thanks for your input.

BobbyDrake - 5/6/2024, 9:51 AM
@EskimoJ - Exxxactly!!! Caught that aye???
supermanrex - 5/6/2024, 12:15 PM
@EskimoJ - you are dealing with the usual asinine CBM comments. @BobbyDrake is classic CBM comment section asinine hot take "edgy" material
Scarilian - 5/6/2024, 7:48 AM
That's retarded. Should be recast.
RitoRevolto - 5/6/2024, 10:05 AM
The trend of refusing to recast fictitious people needs to end immediately.
supermanrex - 5/6/2024, 12:17 PM
@RitoRevolto - the fact that it is a fictitious character then it shouldn't bother you to go the other way in honoring a real life person by not recasting. after all the character was fake so they can just make another right.
RitoRevolto - 5/6/2024, 1:11 PM
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narrow290 - 5/6/2024, 11:12 AM
Such a shame. Rest easy
Forthas - 5/6/2024, 12:21 PM
The practice for studios not to recast actors due to their passing away is something that should be seriously revisited. It makes no sense for it to be a thing. It has been done already with characters in The Lord of The Rings and Matrix Revolutions. It in no way diminished the respective actors that passed. I don't understand why people get their panties in a bunch when this happens. In any other profession, if someone dies in their role, they are replaced. I don't see why Hollywood is so full of themselves that it is seen by some as taboo.
TheLobster - 5/6/2024, 1:16 PM
I’ll never understand the decision to not recast when a character’s story is far from over.

I think it was a mistake with T’Challa and it seems like it’s a mistake here too. There are ways to pay tribute to the actor while having someone else take over.

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