GEN V Season 2 Adds LEGION And MIDNIGHT MASS Star Hamish Linklater As The New Dean Of G.U.

GEN V Season 2 Adds LEGION And MIDNIGHT MASS Star Hamish Linklater As The New Dean Of G.U.

The second season of Prime Video's The Boys spin-off series, Gen V, has added its first new cast member, with Hamish Linklater set to play the new dean of Godolkin University...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 05, 2024 06:06 AM EST
Filed Under: The Boys
Source: Via Variety

The upcoming second season of Prime Video's Gen V has added its first new cast member, with Legion and Midnight Mass alum Hamish Linklater set to join the ensemble as the new dean of Godolkin University, Cipher.

It sounds like this character was created for the show (though he could end up having a comic book counterpart), and is described as “the charismatic and charming newly-appointed Dean of Godolkin University. Trained as a scientist, he’s politically brilliant, and has the trust and admiration of officials at the highest level.”

The previous dean, Shelley Conn's Indira Shetty, came to a messy end in season 1 when Cate Dunlap's Maddie Phillips used her mind control powers to force the duplicitous villain to slit her own throat.

Showrunner Eric Kripke has previously confirmed that the Gen V finale will directly tie-in to the events of The Boys season 4.

"In our minds, it’s only a couple of days after whatever the events are of Gen V," he said in a recent interview with Variety. "We try to keep the timeline super simple because all that folding-in-on-itself timeline stuff that I think other comic book universes find themselves having to do is just bewildering for me as a viewer. So it’s all very modular.

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, with Jessie T. Usher and Chase Crawford reprising 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 Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas and Marco Pigossi. Chance Perdomo played a lead role in season 1, but the actor was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this year, and his character will not be recast.

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harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 6/5/2024, 6:05 AM
good actor but i'm not watching that sh1t
MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 6/5/2024, 6:15 AM
Didn't care for Gen V... but I do recommend watching at least the season finale before The Boys S4.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 6/5/2024, 6:31 AM
I originally thought I'd hate the show but I surprisingly really liked it. Can't point out one thing in particular, just overall thought the story was good and smoothly connected to the Boys.
theBlackSquare
theBlackSquare - 6/5/2024, 7:30 AM
Ignore the trolls on this one. It's a good show. Nice pace. Things happen to characters you care about. I especially like the shrinking girls storyline.
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 6/5/2024, 8:08 AM
Oh, he's gonna be a great addition. I've only seen him a few things but haven't been disappointed yet.
theBlackSquare
theBlackSquare - 6/5/2024, 8:10 AM
Haven't seen it but apparently Midnight Mass is banging? Flew under the radar for me but heard it mentioned on this site a bit recently.
Forthas
Forthas - 6/5/2024, 8:48 AM
Hamish Linklater should have been cast as Mr Fantastic. I like Pedro Pascal but I don't see him in the role.
LeDiableBlanc
LeDiableBlanc - 6/5/2024, 11:53 AM
Midnight Mass was pretty good.

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