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29th Jul 2023

Prime Video shares gory new look at spin-off to its best show

Stephen Porzio

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The streamer has revealed a very violent trailer for the much-anticipated series.

Prime Video has released a new teaser for its upcoming series Gen V, a spin-off to the streaming service’s most beloved show The Boys.

Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys takes place in a world in which superpowered people exist and work for a powerful corporation known as Vought International that markets and monetises them, making them appear as heroes to the public.

Despite their public image, however, most of these superpowered individuals – who are referred to as “supes” – are in fact corrupt and self-serving.

The first live-action spin-off to The Boys, Gen V will be set in the same universe but will instead be focused around Godolkin University, the only college in the US exclusively for young-adult supes, and will explore the training of a handful of its students.

The plot synopsis for the show reads:

“These young, competitive heroes 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.”

The series’ cast includes Chance Perdomo (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Jason Ritter (Freddie vs. Jason), Jaz Sinclair (also in Sabrina), Lizze Broadway (Ghosted), Maddie Phillips (Teenage Bounty Hunters), Patrick Schwarzenegger (The Staircase), Sean Patrick Thomas (Barbershop) and Shelley Conn (Bridgerton).

Meanwhile, Gen V will also feature appearances from Claudia Doumit, Colby Minifie, Jessie T. Usher and P.J. Byrne, all reprising their roles from The Boys.

The spin-off will debut exclusively on Prime Video with three episodes on Friday, 29 September, followed by weekly episodes.

You can watch the very sweary and violent redband teaser for Gen V right here. And to check out the rest of this week’s big trailers in the world of film and TV, scroll down.

The Exorcist: Believer

Starting off with movies, this sixth instalment in The Exorcist franchise serves as a direct sequel to the original and focuses on the parents of two girls who become demonically possessed.

Desperate for help, the parents go in search of someone who has had similar experiences, Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn reprising her role from the 1973 classic).

The Exorcist: Believer is set to land in Irish cinemas on 13 October.


In this sweary live-action comedy out in cinemas on 18 August, an abandoned dog named Reggie (voiced by Will Ferrell) teams up with other strays to get revenge on his mean former owner (Will Forte).

Depp v. Heard

Moving onto TV, this Netflix documentary series about the infamous defamation case that captured the world’s attention lands on the streamer on 16 August.

Heartstopper Season 2

Sticking with Netflix, this hit coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama returns to the streamer for its second season on 3 August.

The Killing Kind

This British legal thriller focuses on a female barrister (Emma Appleton) trying to rebuild her life after getting too close to a dangerous former client (Colin Morgan) when suddenly he reappears in her life.

The Killing Kind is “coming soon” to Paramount+ in Ireland.

One Piece

Following the adventures of fugitive pirates, the most popular manga in history gets the live-action treatment with this Netflix series out on 31 August.

Only Murders in the Building Season 3

Martin Short, Selena Gomez and Steve Martin will be joined by Meryl Streep and Paul Rudd for the third season of this hit mystery comedy-drama series.

It will premiere in Ireland on Disney+ on 8 August.

Winning Time Season 2

Last but not least, this star-studded sports drama about the 1980s Showtime era of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team returns for a second season in the US on 6 August.

It does not have an Irish release date as of yet.

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