Time to head back to Godolkin University for sophomore year! Prime Video has officially renewed Gen V for Season 2 before the season’s sixth episode has even aired.
“We couldn’t be happier to make a second season of Gen V,” said showrunner Michele Fazekas and executive producer Eric Kripke via press release. “These are characters and stories we’ve grown to love, and we are thrilled to know people feel the same! The writers are already working on the new season—sophomore year is gonna be wild, with all the twists, heart, satire, and exploding genitalia you’ve come to expect from the show.”
Set at a school for superheroes to train and grow — mostly in the areas of social media prowess and media training — Season 1 of Gen V premiered on Friday, September 29, with three episodes. The eighth episode, aka the Season 1 finale, will stream Friday, November 3.
“Expanding the universe of The Boys with a series as bold as Gen V has been an incredible journey for us and our wonderful partners at Sony. From our first conversation with showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, along with Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, we knew Gen V would push the boundaries. Their unapologetic approach is exactly what audiences love, and it has helped Gen V become the No. 1 series on Prime Video in over 130 countries,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios, via press release. “Gen V is Prime Video’s most acquisitive new Original series of 2023, and we’re excited that our incredible cast and crew are going to continue telling brave and bold stories from Gen V to our customers.”
The show is set in the same world as The Boys. So naturally, it contains cameos from a number of cast members of the previous show, including Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and P.J. Byrne. In addition, Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy will make a surprising cameo appearance in this week’s episode, titled “Jumanji.”
The main thrust of the show focuses on a group of students investigating the weird, dangerous mystery of The Woods. The facility is located underneath Godolkin University and seems to have nobody’s best interests in mind.
“We are so proud that our top-ranked freshman is getting a second season! Thank you to the amazing producers, cast, and crew, for bringing Gen V to life, and our Prime Video teammates, for the incredible support and partnership. We’re thrilled we can all continue on this insane journey together in Season Two!” added Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios.
The Season One cast includes Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi. At this time, at least partially due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, no Season Two cast has been announced. Also, who knows which of them will survive the finale…
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