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The Boys: Gen V: Latest News, Release Date, Who Is In It, and More

Get ready for orientation at Godolkin University

Rebecca Rovenstine
Gen V: The Boys

Gen V: The Boys

Amazon Studios

Get your backpacks ready for school to start this week. And not just any school: Godolkin University, where only the supes with promising talent are admitted. Prime Video's The Boys spin-off Gen V takes place on this campus, and it follows a group of young students learning to use their powers. 

Gen V's story is taken from an arc in The Boys comics about Godolkin University. It's The Boys in a college environment, with some Hunger Games competition thrown in for good measure.

Since the first season of Gen V is coming soon, we've rounded up the answers to all your pressing questions, like when Gen V premieres, who will be starring in the Prime Video series, and what you can expect from the first season of Gen V.

The Boys: Gen V latest news

On Sep. 6, Prime Video dropped the official trailer for Gen V , which you can watch below. Our first semester at Godolkin University is looking to be an explosive time.

The Boys: Gen V official trailer

Gen V's official trailer is here, and believe us when we say college life for the young supes is looking messy. Like on any other campus, there's romance and the usual competition to be at the top of the class. But the drama at Godolkin University seems far more ominous. "There are evil people at this school," someone says in the trailer. Well, since the college was founded by Vought International, we can't say we're the least bit surprised. 

Prime Video also released a teaser over the summer. The video gave us a real good idea of what's to come in The Boys spin-off. And that's blood. Lots and lots of blood. It wouldn't be part of The Boys universe without a few exploding bodies, would it?

The Boys: Gen V premiere date

On July 20, Prime Video announced that Gen V will premiere on Sept. 29 with its first three episodes, with new episodes following every Friday through the season finale on Nov. 3. 

What is Gen V be about?

Like The Boys, Gen V is based on the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book The Boys, but this show is focused on a specific arc called "We Gotta Go Now," which was published in 2009. 

Amazon's press release about the show states, "Set at America's only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (run by Vought International), Gen V explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school's top ranking." 

In the first look, we see a quick shot of Colby Minifie, who plays Ashley Barrett in The Boys, the CEO of Vought International, which founded the Seven and licenses the biggest superheroes, so we expect a bit of overlap between the shows.  

In early July, executive producer Seth Rogen sat down with Empire to talk about Gen V. Rogen said, "Gen V has some really crazy shit in it. The fact that they're in college, they're a little younger, makes it more shocking maybe." So while you thought The Boys was shocking and absurd, viewers can expect even more outrageousness from the spin-off. 

Rogen also talked about how Prime Video allows them to get away with many of the show's wild plotlines because of the mature rating. However, some actors and actresses are thrown by the scandalous scenes. Rogen explained, "We had Kristen Wiig in picking up a few lines the other day, and I think we've all become desensitized to it, because we'll just be like, 'Roll the scene!', and then she was like, 'Oh my God?! This is insane!'"

Who will be in Gen V?

The Boys: Gen V main cast:

Clancy BrownPatrick SchwarzeneggerSean Patrick ThomasMarco PigossiAlexander Calvert, and Jason Ritter will recur in the series.

Some characters from The Boys will also pop in for some cameos in Gen V. EW reported that Jensen Ackles, who played Soldier Boy in The Boys, "pops up for a brief moment in this new spin-off of The Boys. In fact, there's a few cameos from the mothership that come into this spin-off." We can also expect guest appearances from The Boys stars Jessie T. UsherColby Minifie, and P.J. Byrne.

And below is what Prime Video says about the new characters:

Jaz Sinclair plays Marie Moreau, an 18-year-old superhero with the ability to control and weaponize her own blood. As an incoming freshman at Vought-run Godolkin University, she is eager to prove she has what it takes to join The Seven, but is sidetracked by a mystery she begins to unravel at the school.

Chance Perdomo plays Andre Anderson, a junior at Godolkin University with magnetic powers. He's Golden Boy's best friend and the son of famous superhero, Polarity; Andre has big shoes to fill as he's set to take over the Polarity name once his dad retires. When Andre realizes that something is afoot at the school, he takes it into his own hands to try and figure out the mystery.

Lizze Broadway plays Emma Meyer, who is also known by her superhero name, Little Cricket, for her ability to get super small. Though insecure and naive, which often leaves her in compromising positions, she becomes close friends with her freshman roommate, Marie, and together they navigate the mysterious dangers at Godolkin University.

Shelley Conn plays Indira Shetty, the dean of Godolkin University. She doesn't have powers, but her background in superhero psychology and her peerless ability to analyze what makes supes tick make her indispensable to the school. Her goal is to transform Godolkin University into the most elite college for supes, and she takes a special interest in Marie when she arrives on campus.

Maddie Phillips plays Cate Dunlap, a junior at Godolkin University who is good friends with Jordan and Andre. Cate is able to push people to do anything she commands using the touch of her hands, which she uses to her advantage. Powerful and confident, she's also Luke's girlfriend, making her one of the most popular supes on campus.

London Thor and Derek Luh play Jordan Li, a competitive student at Godolkin University who will do anything to get to the top. They have a unique ability of changing between male and female forms, through which different powers manifest — the man is dense and indestructible, while the woman is agile and can launch energy blasts. Their distinct sets of powers make them a standout TA at Brink's School of Crime Fighting.

Asa Germann plays Sam, a troubled supe who is desperately trying to escape his unfortunate circumstances. He's extremely powerful, with super strength and invulnerability. Despite having a good heart, he's plagued by his hallucinations, which sometimes make it hard for him to discern between what is — and is not — reality.

Patrick Schwarzenegger plays Luke Riordan, who is also known by his superhero name, Golden Boy, because of his ability to light his entire body on fire. He is a senior at Godolkin University and is in the top rank, having the brightest prospects of joining The Seven.

Sean Patrick Thomas plays Polarity, Andre's father and a largely celebrated Godolkin University alumnus and trustee. Polarity expects his son to follow in his footsteps by taking over the Polarity name when he retires. He believes Andre is destined for The Seven and will stop at nothing to make his dream become reality.

Clancy Brown plays Professor Rich "Brink" Brinkerhoff, a renowned professor of crime fighting at Godolkin University who taught superheroes such as A-Train, Queen Maeve, and The Deep. He is dedicated to finding the top new talent at Godolkin University to join The Seven, and believes Golden Boy has what it takes to be next.

Marco Pigossi plays Dr. Edison Cardosa, a gifted doctor with ties to Godolkin University.

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Where can I watch The Boys?

Gen V will stream on Prime Video. You can watch the first three seasons of The Boys on Prime Video right now.