The new Amazon Original series Gen V from the world of the hit series The Boys will have a three-episode premiere on Prime Video on Friday, September 29, 2023. The final episode will air on November 3, 2023. Fans have eagerly awaited the series ever since Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters were announced as the showrunners and executive producers of Gen V.
-Meet The Students Below-
In the dark world of The Boys, Gen V takes us to Godolkin University, a prestigious school exclusively for superheroes in training. Here, students aim to become the next generation of heroes, with the hope of landing lucrative endorsement deals.
While we're familiar with what happens when some superheroes turn bad, not all of these young heroes start out that way. In addition to the usual college chaos of self-discovery and parties, these students find themselves in explosive situations, both figuratively and literally.
As these students compete for popularity and strive for good grades, it becomes clear that the stakes are much higher when superpowers are in play. When this group of young superheroes uncovers something bigger and more sinister happening at their school, they are faced with a crucial test: Will they become the heroes or the villains in their own stories?
Gen V: The Students Of Godolkin University:
But who are these intriguing individuals inhabiting the hallowed halls of Godolkin University, where destiny molds the next generation of heroes?
At just 18 years old, Marie Moreau possesses a remarkable superpower - the ability to manipulate and weaponize her blood. Her journey begins as she enters her freshman year at the prestigious Godolkin University, overseen by Vought, with aspirations to prove herself worthy of a spot among The Seven.
However, Marie's path takes an unexpected turn as she delves into an intriguing mystery that demands her attention. Portraying the role of Marie Moreau is Jaz Sinclair, known for her portrayal of Rosalind Walker in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Meet Andre Anderson, a junior at Godolkin University boasting magnetic abilities. He's Golden Boy's closest companion and the offspring of the renowned superhero Polarity. With his father's impending retirement, Andre faces the daunting task of stepping into the Polarity legacy.
As he becomes aware of unsettling events unfolding at the school, Andre takes it upon himself to unravel the mystery. Andre will be performed by Chance Perdomo known for his portrayal as Ambrose Spellman in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Meet Indira Shetty, the esteemed Dean of Godolkin University. While she may not possess superpowers herself, her expertise in superhero psychology and unmatched knack for understanding what drives supes make her an invaluable asset to the institution.
Her ultimate ambition is to elevate Godolkin University to the pinnacle of superhero education, and she takes a keen interest in Marie as soon as she sets foot on campus. Shelley Conn portrays Indira Shetty, known for her roles as Lady Mary Sharma in the drama series Bridgerton and, more recently, as Beelzebub in the comedy-fantasy Good Omens.
Emma Meyer is also known as Little Cricket thanks to her remarkable power to shrink to miniature sizes. Despite her insecurities and occasional naivety, which tend to land her in tricky predicaments, Emma forms a strong friendship with her freshman roommate, Marie.
United, they venture forth to confront the enigmatic hazards lurking within the confines of Godolkin University. The character of Emma Meyer is brought to life by Lizze Broadway, known for her portrayal of Mattie Turner, the sister of Chris Evans' character Cole Turner in the film Ghosted.
Cate Dunlap is a junior at Godolkin University and a close friend of Jordan and Andre. Cate possesses a unique ability: she can compel people to do her bidding with just a touch of her hands, a power she wields to her advantage. With her unwavering confidence and formidable presence, she also holds the title of Luke's girlfriend, cementing her status as one of the campus's most popular superheroes.
The role of Cate will be brought to life by Maddie Phillips, known for her work on the dramedy series Teenage Bounty Hunters, where she acted alongside Anjelica Bette Fellini and Kadeem Hardison.
Next up on the list is Jordan Li, a remarkable individual with the extraordinary power to transform between male and female forms. This unique ability bestows upon them distinct powers: as a man, they become dense and nearly indestructible, while as a woman, they exhibit agility and the capability to unleash powerful energy blasts. Jordan is known for their intense competitiveness at Godolkin University, where they will stop at nothing to reach the top.
Their exceptional powers also make them a standout Teaching Assistant at Brink's School of Crime Fighting. The role of Jordan Li is portrayed by London Thor and Derek Luh. London Thor is recognized for her role as Olivia in the dramedy series Shameless, and Derek Luh is known for playing Ryan in the horror-fantasy Shining Vale. Both actors will bring this intriguing character to life.
Let's talk about Sam, a troubled supe who's determined to break free from his challenging life situation. Possessing immense power, Sam boasts super strength and invulnerability. However, his good-hearted nature is overshadowed by persistent hallucinations that often blur the lines between reality and illusion.
Portraying the complex character of Sam is Asa Germann, known for his recent work on the TV mini-series Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which earned 13 Primetime Emmy nominations.
Meet Luke Riordan, recognized by his superhero alias, Golden Boy, owing to his remarkable ability to engulf his entire body in flames. He stands as a senior at Godolkin University, firmly perched in the highest echelon, with a promising future as a potential member of The Seven. Patrick Schwarzenegger, known for his role in The Terminal List, brings the character of Riordan to life.
Polarity, an esteemed alumnus and trustee of Godolkin University, also happens to be Andre's father. He is widely celebrated for his accomplishments. Polarity has high hopes that his son will carry on the family legacy by assuming the Polarity mantle once he retires.
He firmly believes in Andre's destiny to join The Seven and is determined to do whatever it takes to turn that dream into reality. Portraying the character of Polarity is Sean Patrick Thomas, renowned for his roles in films like Save The Last Dance, Till, Barbershop, and, more recently, his appearance in the drama series Reasonable Doubt.
Professor Rich "Brink" Brinkerhoff, is a renowned instructor in crime fighting at Godolkin University, where he has imparted his wisdom to notable superheroes such as A-Train, Queen Maeve, and The Deep.
His unwavering dedication revolves around identifying the brightest talents at the university who have the potential to join the elite ranks of The Seven. Professor Rich "Brink" Brinkerhoff is convinced that Golden Boy possesses the qualities necessary to be the next standout member.
Clancy Brown, a seasoned actor well-acquainted with the realms of superheroes and villains, assumes the role of Professor Brink. Brown has lent his voice to iconic characters such as Lex Luthor in Superman: The Animated Series, the cantankerous Mr. Krabs in the immensely popular SpongeBob SquarePants, Savage Opress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, most recently as Kurt Caldwell in Dexter: New Blood, and as Governor Ryder Azadi in Ahsoka. His IMDb credits make for an incredibly impressive read.
Dr. Edison Cardosa, a highly skilled physician with connections to Godolkin University, will be portrayed by Marco Pigossi, one of Brazil's shining talents. Pigossi's recent work includes roles in Invisible City, created by Carlos Saldanha, and in Tidelands.
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Guest stars include John Ritter (Captain Fall, The Last Of Us), Claudia Doumit ( Super Girl, Call Of Duty), Alexander Calvert ( Supernatural, Arrow, The Winchesters, 2016 dramedy The Edge Of Seventeen), Cihang Ma (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds), nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for his performance in the historical dramedy Babylon PJ Byrne, and Saturn award nominee and Best Performance at The NewFest: New York LGBT Film Festival Colby Minifie, who most notably played Ashley Barrett in the Prime Video series The Boys.
Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters serve as showrunners and executive producers. Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Craig Rosenberg, Nelson Cragg, Zak Schwartz, Erica Rosbe, and Michaela Starr also serve as executive producers on the spinoff series.
Serving as co-executive producers are Brant Englestein, Sarah Carbiener, Lisa Kussner, Gabriel Garcia, Aisha Porter-Christie, Judalina Neira, and Loreli Alanís. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios, in association with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, and Original Film.
The series is set in New York City but was filmed in Toronto at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. Filming began on May 2, 2022 in July, filming moved to the Claireville Conservation Area in Brampton. The working title for the series at the time was The Boys Presents: Varsity. Filming wrapped on September 16, 2022.