The highly anticipated new series, Gen V, will usher in a new generation of superheroes to Prime Video. The premiere date and poster for The Boys spinoff were revealed by Netflix on Thursday.
Gen V will premiere the first three episodes of season 1 on Friday, September 29th before continuing weekly until the season finale on November 3rd.
Furthermore, the first trailer for the series features Jaz Sinclair’s debut as Marie Moreau, a role first teased with a photograph in The Boys season 3 episode “The Only Man in the Sky.”
Gen V “explores the training of the first generation of superheroes to know about Compound V, and that their powers were injected into them, rather than God-given,” according to Prime Video. These young, competitive heroes put their physical and moral limits to the test as they competed for the school’s coveted top ranking.”
In addition, they quickly discover that striving for success requires sacrifice and that, contrary to what they initially thought, there is no simple line dividing right and wrong. Students must decide what kind of heroes they will become when the university’s dark secrets are revealed.
Gen V also stars Chance Perdomo as Andre Anderson, Lizze Broadway as Emma Shaw, Maddie Phillips as Cate Dunlap, London Thor and Derek Luh as Jordan, Asa Germann as Sam Riordan, and Shelley Conn in addition to Sinclair as Marie. Patrick Schwarzenegger, who plays Golden Boy, Sean Patrick Thomas, who plays Polarity, and Marco Pigossi, who plays Doctor Edison Cardosa, all have recurring roles.
Clancy Brown and Jason Ritter will appear as guests, as will Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie, and P.J. Byrne, who will reprise their roles as Reggie Franklin, Ashley Barrett, and Adam Bourke from The Boys. Jensen Ackles has also confirmed that he will appear as Soldier Boy in the series.
Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, who previously worked on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, serve as showrunners and executive producers.
The spinoff series’ executive producers include Brant Englestein, Sarah Carbiener, Lisa Kussner, Gabriel Garcia, Aisha Porter-Christie, Judalina Neira, and Loreli Alans, in addition to Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, and Nelson Cragg.
The new series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios in collaboration with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, and Original Film.
Meanwhile, the poster and release date for Gen V come months after Prime Video first debuted a brief video of season 1, teasing what’s to come from the spinoff.