The Boys Presents: Diabolical is a well-known superhero series in the United Kingdom. This time, we are getting a second spinoff, this time, taking us back to the college years of superheroes.
The Boys spinoff will be called Gen V, and it will also be released on Amazon Prime Video. However, when will this new show happen? Who will be involved? What will this show be about? If you are like me and have questions, here are six quick things you should know about the upcoming spinoff.
Gen V is planned to be released sometime in 2023.
Deadline has reported that Gen V will be released in 2023, so don't expect it to be on any 2022 TV schedule. The Boys Season 4 is expected to begin production shortly.
However, that does not mean Gen V will be left out of the mix; you may very well see this fantastic spin-off sometime in the next year or so, as long as there are no production delays.
Jaz Sinclair, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and Others Make Up The Gen V Cast
You may be unsure who will play who in this spinoff, but don't worry, we have you covered there as well. As reported with the announcement of the spinoff, several actors have already been cast in lead roles.
Jaz Sinclair will be the lead actress in the next movie, most well-known for her role as Roz in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but has also appeared in films such as Paper Towns and When the Bough Breaks.
Patrick Schwarzenegger, the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, is another well-known name who has been announced in the series. He has appeared in such films as Moxie, Grown Ups 2, Midnight Sun, and others, and it's even more fascinating to learn about his father's reactions to him starring in the program.
Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Maddie Phillips, Marco Pigossi, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, and Shelley Conn have all signed on to Gen V. I can already see a large cast, and I can't wait to see who else they might bring in.
Gen V Will Take Place Within The Boys Universe - At A Supes-Only College
If you like college films and academic TV series but with a ton of dark humor and a ton of gore, boy is Gen V for you. This episode will take place at the only college that isn't limited to young adult superheroes, which is, naturally, managed by Vought International.
The series, like its predecessor, The Boys, will be R-rated, and will follow the young supes as they compete for some of the finest contracts in the city, almost in a Hunger Games kind of way, with all of the raunchiness and heart you can expect from this sort of series.
Although The Boys will also feature The Boys and Gen V (formerly known as Varsity) in the new series, according to a Deadline interview, it seems like something up my alley.
There's certainly crossover, and we're doing our best to create a world where some of the issues and storylines from Season 3 flow back to the first season in Varsity. Like there's a presidential campaign happening in the background of that season, and there's certain things that are happening at that school that are both in response to Season 3 of The Boys. There's Soldier Boy, etcetera, but also some new storylines that are happening in the season of the spinoff that we'll have to
Gen V Is Like Euphoria Meets Superheroes, According to Patrick Schwarzenegger
You expected this program to be less dramatic than The Boys? Nah, youre getting all of the drama. In an interview that Patrick Schwarzenegger conducted with the Just for Variety podcast (opens in new tab), he said Gen V is almost like a crossover between HBO's hit teen drama, Euphoria, and superheroes:
This set is a great time, and there's just a little loosey-goosey humor. It's a cross between Euphoria and superheroes.
If you are familiar with the Euphoria drama, you know that there are going to be some tough moments here, but I'm also interested in the comedy from the superhero films as well, so please sign me up.
Gen V Is Looely Based On A G-Men Element - A X-Men Parody
The concept of a supes-only college is quite loosely based on the G-Men, which are a recreation of Marvel's classic X-Men characters used in The Boys comics.
Eric Kripke explained the origins of Gen V in an interview with The Wrap, and how it relates to the comics' parodied superhero group:
I would say that a portion of the comics that is somewhat inspired by is the G-Men. Part of the G-Men is that there's some degree of an educational, college experience. And so we just used that as a jumping-off point, sort of similar to The Boys, where we'll sort of take an initial notion and then proceed in our own strange direction.
Eric Kripke, the showrunner of The Boys, will serve as the executive producer.
Eric Kripke will be the showrunner for Gen V, as stated in the initial release.
Kripke isnt the only one who is directing the series; he is joined by a wide spectrum of actors, including Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and others.
I'm really looking forward to Gen V and all that it has to offer, but until then, I'll just re-watch The Boys for the eighth time - and wait patiently for this program to release on Amazon Prime.