Did you like “The Boys” and “Wednesday”? Prime Video is probably hoping that just that mix will make the new superhero series “Gen V” the next big hit.
It’s getting closer to the premiere of the long-awaited “The Boys” spinoff “Gen V,” a series that will take place in the same universe as the original series but instead follow a group of younger superpowers – whose goal is to one day take a place in The Seven. We also know that some of the characters from “The Boys” will appear sporadically as side characters in the series, in addition to that, most of the plot in “Gen V” has been kept under wraps.
But in connection with now giving short descriptions of eleven characters in the series, Prime Video has at least lifted the lid a little on what “Gen V” will be about. And it’s still quite clear that they looked at “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” (from which they even picked two of the actors) and “Wednesday” at Netflix. But instead of magic, it’s superpowers and copious amounts of blood that get to be the focus. Especially considering one of our main characters uses his own blood as a weapon.
Considering that the action takes place in a university instead of a gymnasium/high school, it wouldn’t surprise me if they also take the opportunity to turn up the proportion of sex and naked body parts in “Gen V”, in comparison to the Netflix series. But even here, there seems to be some secret mystery plaguing the school, which some of the students naturally decide to investigate while trying to perform best at school.
Lizzie Broadway is Emma, Jaz Sinclair is Marie and Maddie Phillips is Cate i “Gen V”.
Jaz Sinclair (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) stars Marie Moreau, an 18-year-old superhero with the ability to control and use her own blood as a weapon. As an incoming freshman at Godolkin University, which is run by Vought, she is now eager to prove that she has what it takes to join The Seven. But after a while, her focus shifts when she begins to investigate an unexpected mystery at the school.
Chance Perdomo (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) stars Andre Anderson. He is a second year student at Godolkin University and has magnetic powers. He is the “Golden Boy’s” best friend and the son of the famous superhero, Polarity. Andre has big shoes to fill as he takes over the Polarity name when his father retires. When Andre realizes that something is going on at the school, he decides to try to investigate the mystery on his own.
Lie Broadway (“Ghosted”) stars Emma Meyer. She is also known by her superhero name “Little Cricket”, for her ability to become super small. Although she is both insecure and naive, which often puts her in sticky situations, she becomes close friends with her first-year roommate Marie, and together they take on the various mysterious dangers at Godolkin University.
Shelley Conn som Beelzebub i “Good Omens”.
Shelley Conn (“The Bridgerton Family,” “Good Omens”) stars as Indira Shetty, dean of Godolkin University. She has no powers, but her background in superhero psychology and her unparalleled ability to analyze what makes supes activate their powers make her indispensable to the school. Her goal is to turn Godolkin University into the obvious top college for supes, and she develops a special interest in Marie when she arrives on campus.
Maddie Phillips (“Teenage Bounty Hunters”) stars Cate Dunlap. She is a second year student at Godolkin University and a good friend of Jordan and Andre. Cate can persuade people to do anything she commands using her hands, which she naturally uses to her advantage. Powerful and confident, she is also Luke’s girlfriend, making her one of the most popular young superheroes on campus.
The actors London Thor (“Shameless”) and Derek Luh (“Shining Vale”) both play Jordan Li. Jordan is a competitive student at Godolkin University and someone who will do anything to get to the top. She has a unique ability to switch between male and female, through which different powers manifest – the male is tough and indestructible, while the female is flexible and can shoot energy blasts. Their distinct set of powers make them a standout talent at Brink’s School of Crime Fighting.
Asa Germann (“Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer”) stars Sam. He’s a bit of a troubled type who is desperately trying to escape from his unfortunate circumstances. He is extremely powerful, with super strength and invulnerability. But despite this, he has a good heart and is greatly tormented by various hallucinations, which sometimes make it difficult for him to distinguish between what is – and is not – reality.
Patrick Schwarzenegger in “The Staircase”… and yes, Arnold is the guy’s dad.
Patrick Schwarzenegger (“The Terminal List”, “The Staircase”) stars Luke Riordan. He is also known by his superhero name “Golden Boy”, which he received due to his ability to set his entire body on fire. He is a final year student at Godolkin University and has the highest ranking, which also increases the chances of joining The Seven.
Sean Patrick Thomas (“To”, “For All Mankind”) stars Polarity, Andre’s father and also an old Godolkin University legend from his own days at the school. Polarity expects his son to follow in his footsteps by taking over the Polarity name when he retires. He’s certain it’s in Andre’s destiny to be part of The Seven – and will stop at nothing to make that dream come true.
Clancy Brown in “Ahsoka” which also recently premiered.
Clancy Brown (“Ahsoka,” “Billions,” “The Key to Freedom”) stars as Professor Rich “Brink” Brinkerhoff, a renowned law enforcement professor at Godolkin University who has taught superheroes such as A-Train, Queen Maeve and The Deep, among others. He’s doing everything he can to weed out the best possible candidate at Godolkin University to join The Seven, believing Golden Boy has what it takes to be next.
Marco Pigossi (“Invisible City”) plays Dr. Edison Cardosa, a gifted physician with special ties to Godolkin University.
The premiere of the first “Gen V” season is set for September 29, so there is only a little over a month until we see if the combination of “The Boys” and “Wednesday Adventures of Sabrina” will be a success for Prime Video Something tells me there’s a lot of potential for the series to reach a wide audience anyway.
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