Fans of The Boys comic book wondered if we'd see Tek Knight over the course of the show's three seasons, but EW has now revealed that the character will actually make his live-action debut in Prime Video's upcoming spin-off series, Gen V.
Future Man actor Derek Wilson has been cast in the role, but details on this take on the armoured Supe are still under wraps (you can check out a first look at Wilson out of costume below).
In the comics, Tek Knight was a member of the super-group known as Payback, but since the team already featured in season 3, we assume his origin will be altered for this series.
We also have confirmation that a member of The Seven, The Deep (Chase Crawford) is set to make a cameo appearance.
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 at the same time as The Boys season 4, and Jensen Ackles and Jessie T. Usher are expected to reprise their respective roles as Soldier Boy and A-Train, 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.
The first three episodes of Gen V arrive on Prime Video on September 29, with the rest of the series releasing weekly every Friday.