“It’s f**ked up, you’re going to like it!”
This one has been in gestation for a while, but the upcoming live-action spin-off of The Boys now has a name.
Previously dubbed “Young Supes”, the show will go by the moniker Gen V – taking its name from Compound V, the substance which grants characters their abilities.
The title announcement came via twitter, in a promo which saw the young cast introduce themselves…
Allow us to introduce ya to GEN V, The Boys college spinoff in the works with this brilliant bunch. pic.twitter.com/OOKjjqb87y
— THE BOYS (@TheBoysTV) July 15, 2022
Set at a college for young gifted individuals, the show promises a new slant on The Boys‘ Voughtverse.
The official synopsis for Gen V says:
Set at America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes (run by Vought International), Gen V is an irreverent, R-rated series that explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities. It’s part college show, part ‘Hunger Games’—with all the heart, satire, and raunch of ‘The Boys’.
The cast includes Jaz Sinclair, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Lizzie Broadway, Chance Perdomo, London Thor, Asa Germann, Maddie Phillips and Derek Luh. Additionally, Shelley Conn, Sean Patrick Thomas and Marco Pigossi will also star.
The Boys Season 4
After the explosive events of Season 3, which saw the arrival of Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), we know that Season 4 has already been commissioned. In fact, that news came through days after the recent run dropped its first three episodes.
Meanwhile, in a fascinating Vulture interview, executive producer Eric Kripke talks about the show’s recent storylines and its response to real-life events. Beware spoilers if you’ve not finished Season 3, but it’s a great read.
Additionally, he talks about the freedom making streaming, rather than network television shows offers. Plus, he has some colourful thoughts on some of his fellow filmmaker’s shows:
“The downside of streaming is that a lot of filmmakers who work in streaming didn’t necessarily come out of that network grind. They’re more comfortable with the idea that they could give you ten hours where nothing happens until the eighth hour. That drives me fucking nuts, personally. As a network guy who had to get you people interested for 22 fucking hours a year, I didn’t get the benefit of, “Oh, just hang in there and don’t worry. The critics will tell you that by episode eight, shit really hits the fan.” Or anyone who says, “Well, what I’m really making is a ten-hour movie.” Fuck you! No you’re not! Make a TV show. You’re in the entertainment business.”
We’ll keep you posted on Gen V, The Boys and all things Vought.