Gen V


Godolkin University, the prestigious superhero-only college where students train to be the next generation of heroes—preferably with lucrative endorsements. You know what happens when supes go bad, but not all superheroes start out corrupt. Beyond the typical college chaos of finding oneself and partying, these kids are facing explosive situations … literally. As the students vie for popularity and good grades, it’s clear that the stakes are much higher when superpowers are involved. When the group of young supes discover that something bigger and sinister is going on at school, they're put to the test: Will they be the heroes or the villains of their stories?

Cast & Crew

Release Date:

29 Sep-2023

Run Time:

8 episodes

MPA Rating:


Where to Watch:

Prime Video

A fun spin-off that never reaches the heights of the The Boys

When the first trailer was released for this show I was eager to watch it since it was a spin-off set in "The Boys" universe. Well, was it as good as I expected? "Gen V" follows the lives of hormonal, competitive Superheroes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test.

Jaz Sinclair ( Marie Moreau) in Gen V (2023)

As someone who's a huge fan of the Boys, I was sure that the story would be full of twists and surprise moments. Unfortunately, and I hate to say this but I found the story to be quite predictable here. There are no moments that "wow" you or perhaps make you scream out loud. The show started off strong and fell apart in episode 5. Thankfully, the final episode made u for it as it was thrilling and enjoyable. To be fair, the final episode had one surprise that will make any The Boys fan jump out of their seat. What made me lose interest in the story was one specific character and the motives behind it as it felt kind of dull and unoriginal. I cannot discuss why I hated the "twist" here as I would be getting into spoiler territory. Despite that, I think that the story told here is still great and will take The Boys Season 4 in an exciting direction. It's great and this should not be a reason not to watch it. It still has the quirky comedy and the social satire that's carried from The Boys. Furthermore, I really thought that the characters introduced to us here are quite exciting and fresh. I mean I can't wait to see how the show will tie in with The Boys

Chance Perdomo (Andre Anderson) in Gen V (2023)

Furthermore, I would like to praise the cast here. Jaz Sinclair, Lizzie Broadway, and Asa Germann were phenomenal in this show. Additionally, praise should also go towards Maddie Philips and Chance Perdomo who did an equally good job. What was quite disappointing was the limited screen time of Patrick Schwarzenegger and Clancy Brown. Of course, a spin-off set in "The Boys" universe wouldn't be complete without some nudity and violence. Don't worry 'cause there's enough penises and gore to keep you going! The show isn't as extreme as The Boys but man oh man does it not get wild in some places. On that note, I have to praise the practical effects used here as well as the flawless CGI and VFX. Absolutely phenomenal work from these artists! Overall, despite some minor issues, I strongly recommend Gen V to the fans of The Boys. If you're not a fan of The Boys then you can easily skip this as it's more of The Boys than something new. Bring on Season 2 of Gen V and Season 4 of The Boys, baby!