One of 2023's best superhero shows has just been added to Prime Video
Be warned though, it is strictly for adults only.
Created by Craig Rosenberg, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke, the new show follows young superhuman Marie Moreau (Jaz Sinclair, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) as she is accepted to the prestigious Godolkin University, an establishment known for producing some of the biggest superheroes in the gory and sweary world of The Boys.
Having been raised in care due to the very explosive manifestation of her superpowers (the scene serving as an early warning that the series is definitely not for the faint of heart), Marie is desperate to prove herself and stay out of trouble but is soon sucked into a conspiracy that upends everything she knows about being a hero.
The series' cast also includes Asa Germann (Monster), Chance Perdomo (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Derek Luh (Shining Vale), Lizze Broadway (Ghosted), London Thor (Shameless), Maddie Phillips (Teenage Bounty Hunters), Patrick Schwarzenegger (The Staircase), Sean Patrick Thomas (Barbershop) and Shelley Conn (Bridgerton).
As well as this, Gen V also features several appearances from actors reprising their roles from The Boys.
Gen V's first three episodes have been added to Prime Video
Having premiered with its first three episodes on Friday (30 September), the show has earned rave reviews - scoring a very impressive 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Here is a sample of the kind words critics had about Gen V.
CNN: "The kids might be extraordinary, but they’re not all right. That formula might not quite equal The Boys at its best, but for those who sink their teeth into it, Gen V passes its admission test with flying colours."
The Daily Beast: "Energised by the same go-for-broke creativity, sharp social commentary and puerile R-rated sense of humour as its big TV brother, it reconfirms that this franchise remains the comic book genre’s only consistently imaginative player."
Empire Magazine: "Gen V won't entice new sign-ups, but it's still strong enough to entertain fans who are desperately waiting for a new season of The Boys to crash into their lives."
The Guardian: "Beneath the cartoonish gore is a careful intelligence that makes the whole hang together."
London Evening Standard: "I hope the SFX team is getting counselling."
RogerEbert.com: "Gen V is a fun and biting coming-of-age drama—it just happens to be full of superheroes."
Variety: "Gen V retains the edge, cynicism and (aptly) adolescent humor that make its parent show tick, suggesting The Boys is far from the creative fatigue now plaguing juggernauts like the Marvel Cinematic Universe."
The first three episodes of The Boys are streaming on Prime Video right now. The rest of its eight episode debut season will arrive on the service weekly on Fridays.
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