Gen V
Also known asThe Boys: Gen V
Genre
Based on
The Boys Volume 4: "We Gotta Go Now"
by
Developed by
Starring
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
  • Craig Rosenberg
  • Eric Kripke
  • Seth Rogen
  • Evan Goldberg
  • James Weaver
  • Neal H. Moritz
  • Ori Marmur
  • Pavun Shetty
  • Ken Levin
  • Jason Netter
  • Michaela Starr
  • Garth Ennis
  • Darick Robertson
  • Michele Fazekas
  • Tara Butters
  • Sarah Carbiener
  • Erica Rosbe
  • Aisha Porter-Christie
  • Judalina Neira
  • Zak Schwartz
Production locationsToronto, Ontario, Canada
Running time39–59 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkAmazon Prime Video
ReleaseSeptember 29, 2023 (2023-09-29) –
present (present)
Related
The Boys (franchise)

Gen V is an American superhero television series, developed by Craig Rosenberg, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke, serving as a spin-off of The Boys by Kripke, and based on The Boys comic book story arc "We Gotta Go Now" by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The series stars Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, and Shelley Conn in main roles.

Gen V serves as the third television series in The Boys franchise and its first season is set concurrently with the fourth season of The Boys. The series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on September 29, 2023, and received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised the cast performances.

In October 2023, less than a month after its premiere, Gen V was renewed for a second season.

Premise

At the Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, founded by Thomas Godolkin, young adult superheroes ("supes") put their moral boundaries to the test by competing for the university’s top ranking and a chance to join The Seven, Vought International's elite superhero team. When the school’s dark secrets come to light, they must decide what kind of heroes they want to become.[1][2]

Cast

Further information: List of The Boys characters

Main

Recurring

Guest

Special guests

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten by [9]Original release date [10]
1"God U."Nelson CraggCraig Rosenberg and Evan Goldberg & Eric KripkeSeptember 29, 2023 (2023-09-29)
Eight years prior, Marie Moreau's hemokinesis manifests when she has her first period, during which she accidentally killed her parents, straining her relationship with her younger sister Annabeth. In the present, Marie is accepted into Godolkin University, an education facility for training future superheroes ("supes"). On her first day, Marie befriends her roommate Emma Meyer and becomes acquainted with upperclassmen Andre Anderson, Luke Riordan, Jordan Li, and Cate Dunlap. While attending a party, Marie saves a woman from bleeding out after Andre accidentally injures her with his magnetism manipulation. Despite gaining popularity on social media, Marie is expelled by Professor Richard "Brink" Brinkerhoff to protect the upperclassmen's reputations. She later returns to Brink's office to confront him, but finds he had been killed by Luke. Luke goes on a rampage while trying to kill Marie, but is stopped by Jordan and Andre. As he calms down, Luke whispers to Andre before he uses his pyrokinesis to commit suicide.
2"First Day"Nelson CraggZak Schwartz and Brant EnglesteinSeptember 29, 2023 (2023-09-29)
Vought International covers up Luke and Brink's deaths while Marie is given sole credit for stopping Luke and becomes the first freshman to enter Godolkin University's top 10 rankings. As she becomes acquainted with the university dean Indira Shetty, who offers her counsel, Emma befriends classmate Justine Garcia, who learns the secret behind Emma's size-shifting powers and publicly discloses the information on the internet. An angered Emma confronts Justine. Meanwhile, Andre and Cate launch an investigation into Luke's death and find a secret recording that reveals his younger brother Sam is being held in a hidden facility called "the Woods", which is secretly run by Shetty. Andre breaks off to find information in Brink's office. After Marie learns Vought contacted Annabeth, who does not want anything to do with her, she withholds Jordan's involvement in Luke's suicide amidst a televised interview. Andre succeeds in locating the Woods, but is nearly caught by campus security before Cate intervenes.
3"#ThinkBrink"Phil SgricciaErica RosbeSeptember 29, 2023 (2023-09-29)
Three years prior, Luke and Cate visit Sam, who is enraged to learn that their powers came from Compound V and killed a security guard, before Luke and Cate calm him down. In the present, Andre and Cate discuss their discovery, during which she convinces him not to risk his own life and they have sex. Meanwhile, Marie returns to her dorm room to find a fatigued Emma. She attempts to counsel the latter, but they have an argument. The next day, Shetty invites Marie to a fundraiser gala being held in Brink's honor. Emma's mother attempts to talk her into doing a reality show, but she refuses. Emma later meets with Marie to reconcile. Andre convinces Emma to infiltrate the Woods for him. She successfully finds and speaks with Sam, but the security guards put the facility on alert and incapacitate him while Emma uses her powers to hide.
4"The Whole Truth"Steve BoyumJessica ChouOctober 6, 2023 (2023-10-06)
Sam recovers, slaughters the guards, and escapes with Emma. While hiding out in an abandoned drive-thru, Sam suffers from delusions and announces his intent to kill Dr. Edison Cardosa, a psychologist who previously worked with him. Emma returns to Godolkin University to warn the others. Meanwhile, Marie tries to ask psychic student Rufus to help find Emma, only to black out and wake up in his bedroom. When Jordan intervenes, Marie detonates Rufus' penis. Concurrently, celebrity supe Robert Vernon / Tek Knight comes to Godolkin University to record an episode of his Vought+ series The Whole Truth and secretly frame an innocent student for Luke's suicide on Vought's behalf. While using his observation powers to aggressively interrogate students, he forces Marie to reveal Jordan's involvement in Luke's suicide. Upon learning Sam escaped the Woods on her watch, Vernon intends to frame Shetty, but she threatens to expose his unnatural sexual urges. Marie, Emma, Andre, Jordan, and Cate eventually subdue Sam, but Marie blacks out once more and awakens to find herself in bed with Jordan.
5"Welcome to the Monster Club"Clare KilnerLex EdnessOctober 13, 2023 (2023-10-13)
Marie and her friends awaken to find themselves at a party with no memory of how they got there. While evading capture, Sam finds Emma and Marie, but they do not recognize him. Cardosa meets with Shetty to discuss his creation of a virus meant to control powers and his desire to use it on Marie, but she refuses to involve her. Cate claims Rufus is responsible for their amnesia and leads Jordan, Andre, and Marie in confronting him, but lose track of him while Andre faints. Emma realizes she and Marie already know Sam, but were forced to forget him. While seeking him out, Marie removes a tracking device from her neck and tells Cate her suspicion that Shetty and Rufus are responsible for their amnesia. Cate apologizes and forces Marie to change the subject. Realizing Marie forgot a recent conversation they had, Jordan goes to re-confront Rufus. Emma finds Sam, who reveals Cate is the culprit after learning she used her tactile mind control power to make Luke forget Sam's existence. Emma calls Marie to tell her and Jordan the truth. Andre almost kills Rufus when a tearful Cate arrives to reveal her deception and restore his memories.
6"Jumanji"Rachel GoldbergLauren GreerOctober 20, 2023 (2023-10-20)
After restoring everyone's memories, Cate experiences a seizure and unknowingly traps Marie, Jordan, and Andre within her mind. Cate's imaginary friend, "Soldier Boyfriend", warns them to escape before she enters a vegetative state. While exploring Cate's memories, Luke exposes Andre for making Cate cheat on him while he was alive. As the group flee, they enter one of Jordan's memories, wherein they saved Brink from an enraged Luke and earned a job as his teaching assistant. Upon seeing a memory of the Riordans being experimented on in the Woods and Cate forcing Luke to forget what happened, the group enter Marie's memory of her parents' deaths, during which Annabeth accused her of willfully killing them. Eventually, they confront Cate and convince her to take responsibility for her actions, causing them to awaken. Sam arrives to confront Cate, but Emma talks him down and reveals Shetty used him to augment Luke's powers and is experimenting on other children. Meanwhile, Cardosa tests his virus on an electrokinetic girl named Betsy, which causes her to grow sick and weakens her powers before killing her. Initially shocked, Shetty orders him to make the virus contagious.
7"Sick"Shana SteinChelsea GrateOctober 27, 2023 (2023-10-27)
Marie and Jordan break into Shetty's office to gather evidence and present it to Victoria Neuman, a politician who came to Godolkin University for a town hall meeting, during which they learn Shetty's family was killed in a plane crash caused by Homelander.[a] A drunken Cardosa enters Shetty's office and rambles about his virus, unaware that Marie and Jordan hid underneath Shetty's desk. Shetty asks Colonel Grace Mallory for help in spreading the virus globally to kill all supes, but Mallory refuses and secretly orders someone to observe Shetty. After Andre's father Polarity suffers a seizure, Andre accompanies him to the hospital. Amidst the meeting, student protestors incite a riot and create the "Supes Lives Matter" movement. While evacuating, Neuman meets Marie and discovers they share similar powers and upbringings. Marie tries to convince Neuman to expose the Woods, but Neuman convinces her to pursue a position of power with political or cultural influence instead. Cate kills Shetty after forcing her to reveal the truth behind the Woods and its creator, Thomas Godolkin, and her motivation for creating the virus. Cardosa meets with Neuman to give her a virus sample before she kills him to prevent his knowledge from spreading.
8"Guardians of Godolkin"Sanaa HamriBrant EnglesteinNovember 3, 2023 (2023-11-03)
While Vought CEO Ashley Barrett meets with Godolkin University's trustees on how to spin Luke's suicide, Cate and Sam return to the Woods to free the remaining captives before leading them in killing non-Supes across campus. As Marie, Jordan, and Emma attempt to contain the chaos, Marie demonstrates increased mastery of her powers. Sam suffers hallucinations of Luke, who tells him to stop and reveals how he died, but Sam ignores him and allows Cate to destroy his ability to feel emotions. Andre learns that Polarity's seizure was the result of brain damage caused by his powers before receiving the Polarity mantle to help fight the rampaging supes. Cate tries to brainwash Jordan, but Marie detonates Cate's arm before Homelander arrives and attacks Marie, accusing her of "attacking [her] own kind". Sometime later, Marie, Jordan, Emma, and Andre awaken in a sealed hospital room at an unknown location. Unbeknownst to them, Vought framed them for Sam and Cate's attack while the pair are hailed as the "Guardians of Godolkin". In the mid-credits scene, Billy Butcher investigates the Woods' ruins.

Production

Development

On September 20, 2020, a spin-off of The Boys was announced, with Craig Rosenberg writing and executive producing the series with Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Michaela Starr, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Sarah Carbiener, Erica Rosbe, Aisha Porter-Christie, Judalina Neira, and Zak Schwartz.[1] On September 27, 2021, Amazon gave the order for the series, and Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters were set as showrunners and executive producers of the series.[11] On October 2, 2020, Kripke stated the Hunger Games-inspired series would focus on the G-Men team mentioned in the first season of The Boys, originally created as a parody of Marvel Comics' X-Men for the fourth volume of Ennis' and Robertson's comic book story arc "We Gotta Go Now", from which the series is "loosely inspired".[12]

On January 5, 2023, it was announced that a writing room for a potential second season would soon come together, to be led by Michele Fazekas, who also has become sole showrunner since Tara Butters has taken a break from work.[13] On October 19, 2023, Amazon Prime Video renewed the series for a second season.[14]

Casting

On March 11, 2021, Lizze Broadway and Jaz Sinclair were cast in the series.[15][16] On March 19, Shane Paul McGhie, Aimee Carrero, and Maddie Phillips were cast in the series.[17] On April 15, 2021, Reina Hardesty was cast in the series.[18] On March 10, 2022, Carrero and McGhie exited the series.[19] A few days later, Chance Perdomo joined the main cast in a recasting, replacing McGhie.[20] On April 25, 2022, Hardesty left the series.[21] On May 9, 2022, London Thor was cast to replace Hardesty. Derek Luh, Asa Germann, and Shelley Conn also joined the cast as series regulars.[22] Two days later, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi were cast in recurring capacities.[23] In November 2022, Clancy Brown joined the cast as Richard "Rich Brink" Brinkerhoff.[4][5] In December 2022, Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie, and P. J. Byrne were confirmed to be reprising their roles from The Boys, in guest appearances, as Reggie Franklin / A-Train, Ashley Barrett, and Adam Bourke, respectively,[24] while in September 2023, Derek Wilson was confirmed to have been cast as Robert Vernon / Tek Knight.[6]

Filming

Filming began at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus in May 2022 and the Claireville Conservation Area, Brampton in July, intended for an October wrap, under the working title of The Boys Presents: Varsity.[25] Other filming locations include Sobeys Stadium, and the Stardust Drive-In Movie Theater.[26] In July 2022, it was announced that the series would officially be titled Gen V.[2] In September 2022, members of the cast announced on social media that production had wrapped.[27]

On March 30, 2024, it was announced the production of the second season would be put on hold following the death of Chance Perdomo in a motorcycle accident. The cast was due to begin table reads that afternoon before filming started April 8.[28]

Music

In October 2023, it was revealed that Matt Bowen and Christopher Lennertz had composed the score for the series.[29]

Release

Gen V premiered on Amazon Prime Video on September 29, 2023, with its first three episodes, with the rest of the episodes debuting on a weekly basis.[10]

Reception

Audience viewership

According to Whip Media's TV Time, following its 3-episode premiere, Gen V became the fifth most streamed television series across all platforms in the United States during the week of October 1, 2023.[30] During the week of October 8, the series rose to fourth place.[31] It then rose to second place during the week of October 15 and remained in the position for the weeks of October 22 and 29, as well as November 5.[32][33][34][35] Meanwhile, Nielsen Media Research reported that Gen V ranked at number 8 on its Top 10 Streaming Originals chart with 374 million minutes viewed.[36]

According to ReelGood, which tracks real-time data from 5 million users in the United States across subscription and advertisement-based video on demand services for streaming programs and movies, the series topped the all streaming content chart during the week of October 12.[37] Meanwhile, JustWatch reported that the series became the most streamed TV show in the United States during the weeks of October 1 and 8.[38][39]

Critical response

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 97% approval rating with an average rating of 7.65/10, based on 109 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Just about as gruesomely subversive as its origin series, Gen V builds on The Boys in occasionally chaotic but overall inspired fashion."[40] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 73 out of 100 based on 31 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[41]

Writing for the first three episodes, Matt Donato of IGN gave the series a score of 9 out of 10, praising the writing, humor, characters, and performances of its cast (particularly Broadway), and wrote, "Gen V does a tremendous job expanding on themes from The Boys that beg for deeper analysis, like the disgusting reality of Compound V injections. [...] [It] feels uniquely mapped as a spin-off that doesn't rely on cameos from [its predecessor] to assure relevance or importance."[42] Alec Bojalad of Den of Geek gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars and said, "Ultimately, Gen V doesn't appear to be striving for greatness but for something just as elusive. Successfully franchising a concept as antagonistic to franchises as The Boys is no small feat. By embracing the youthful energy of its cast and some solid TV storytelling fundamentals, [the series] is able to somehow make it all work."[43] Lauren Milici of GamesRadar+ rated it with 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote on her verdict: "Despite its flaws and bumps, Gen V is a good time. It's a hot mess, but it's a damn good time". She then praised Germann's performance, calling it "the standout of the season".[44]

Lorraine Ali of the Los Angeles Times also praised the characters and Broadway's performance and stated that the series "expands upon the hit superhero satire with a new cast and storyline that stands on its own as a sharp, snarky commentary on the billion-dollar business of hero worship."[45] Reviewing the first six episodes, The Hollywood Reporter's Daniel Fienberg called the series "uneven but entertaining", lauding the performances of Broadway, Sinclair, Phillips, Schwarzenegger, Germann and Thomas, but criticizing the pacing and some of its writing, saying that "[the series] lacks patience. It's so eager to charge forward that it can't be bothered giving most of its main characters personalities, much less building believable relationships among them. It tries filling in gaps as it goes along, but episodes get shorter and shorter, and when it comes to the choice between characters and plot, [it] chooses plot every time. [...] [But] whenever it's able to pause and breathe, the writing is clever, the effects are polished and the cast is good."[46] Michael Boyle of /Film rated the series a score of 8 out of 10, criticized the "bluntness of its writing", but praised its characters and performances, especially Broadway's.[47] For the penultimate episode, TVLine gave Sinclair and Phillips an honorable mention for the "Performer of the Week" for the week of October 28, 2023, stating that the two "delivered strength and heartbreak on behalf of their characters" and calling them "a dynamic duo".[48]

In his review for the season finale, IGN's Matt Donato, giving the episode a score of 8 out of 10, opined that "[the series] cleverly shows what happens when supes who've been branded as outcasts find a sense of camaraderie and community in redirecting that hatred. [...] [It] firmly establishes [the] supe-killing virus as an apocalyptic threat for The Boys next season, but also ensures [that it] works as a standalone collegiate mystery with supercharged conflicts", and that the episode "closes [the season] by answering enough lingering questions to make its storytelling journey feel complete."[49] Vulture's Ben Rosenstock, rating the finale with 4 out of 5 stars, concluded his review by saying, "[Gen V] remains an imperfect show, at times a little emotionally simplistic and contrived. But while I often wanted it to take its time and develop the characters more, I had a really good time watching this solid debut season. It's a welcome complement to The Boys, helping fill in more details of the world.[50] Meanwhile, in a mixed review, The A.V. Club's Manuel Betancourt criticized the "deus-ex-machina machinations" but commended the characters and performances of Germann and Broadway, naming them "two of the strongest cast members in the show's ensemble".[51]

Gen V was named among the best TV shows of 2023 by several publications.[60]

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations received by Gen V
Award Year[b] Category Nominee Result Ref.
Critics' Choice Super Award 2024 Best Superhero Series Gen V Pending [61]
Best Actress in a Superhero Series Lizze Broadway Pending
Jaz Sinclair Pending

Notes

  1. ^ a b As depicted in The Boys episode "The Female of the Species".
  2. ^ The listed year refers to the date of the ceremony.

References

  1. ^ a b Maas, Jennifer (September 20, 2020). "'The Boys' Spinoff at Superhero College in Development at Amazon". The Wrap. Archived from the original on December 2, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Shafer, Ellise (July 15, 2022). "'The Boys' Superhero College Spinoff Title Revealed: Welcome to 'Gen V'". Variety. Archived from the original on July 15, 2022. Retrieved July 15, 2022.
  3. ^ "'Gen V': Alexander Calvert Joins Cast of 'The Boys' Spin-Off Series". Nerds and Beyond. August 14, 2022. Archived from the original on October 8, 2022. Retrieved August 14, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Clancy Brown Cast In 'The Boys' Spin-Off 'Gen V' (Exclusive)". One Take News. November 2, 2022. Archived from the original on December 2, 2022. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Godolkin University | Gallery | Richard "Rich Brink" Brinkerhoff | Gen V". GodolkinUniversity.com. May 8, 2023. Archived from the original on May 8, 2023. Retrieved May 8, 2023.
  6. ^ a b Romano, Nick (September 7, 2023). "The Boys comic character Tek Knight arrives in Gen V spinoff". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on September 9, 2023. Retrieved September 10, 2023.
  7. ^ Nick Romano (September 7, 2023). "'The Boys' star Chace Crawford will return for 'Gen V' cameo". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on September 7, 2023. Retrieved September 8, 2023.
  8. ^ Romano, Nick (April 4, 2023). "'The Boys' star Jensen Ackles says he has Soldier Boy cameo in 'Gen V'". EW.com. Archived from the original on April 5, 2023. Retrieved April 5, 2023.
  9. ^ "Varsity". Writers Guild of America West. Archived from the original on July 21, 2023. Retrieved July 21, 2023.
  10. ^ a b Maas, Jennifer (July 20, 2023). "'The Boys' Spinoff 'Gen V' Sets Premiere Date at Amazon". Variety. Archived from the original on July 20, 2023. Retrieved July 21, 2023.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 27, 2021). "'The Boys' Spinoff Series Developed by Amazon with Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters as Showrunners". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 18, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  12. ^ Maas, Jennifer (October 2, 2020). "The Boys Supe College Spinoff Is 'Loosely Inspired' by X-Men Parody From Comics, Eric Kripke Says". TheWrap. Archived from the original on October 4, 2020. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 5, 2023). "'Gen V': 'The Boys' Spinoff Opens Season 2 Writers Room With Michele Fazekas As Showrunner; Tara Butters Taking A Break". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 5, 2023. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  14. ^ Campione, Katie (October 19, 2023). "'Gen V' Renewed For Season 2 At Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 19, 2023. Retrieved October 19, 2023.
  15. ^ Nellie Andreeva; Denise Petski (March 11, 2021). "'The Boys' Spinoff Casts its First Young Superhero - Lizze Broadway as Emma". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 10, 2021. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 11, 2021). "Jaz Sinclair to Star in 'The Boys' Spinoff at Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 19, 2021). "'The Boys' Spinoff Casts Shane Paul McGhie, Aimee Carrero, & Maddie Phillips As Leads For Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 15, 2021). "'The Boys' Adds Reina Hardesty as Lead at Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 10, 2022). "Aimee Carrero & Shane Paul McGhie Exit The Boys Spinoff, Carrero Joins Prime Video's The Consultant". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 14, 2022. Retrieved June 4, 2022.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise (March 16, 2022). "Chance Perdomo Joins The Boys Spinoff On Prime Video In Recasting". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 14, 2022. Retrieved June 4, 2022.
  21. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 25, 2022). "Reina Hardesty Exits The Boys Spinoff Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 17, 2022. Retrieved June 4, 2022.
  22. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (May 9, 2022). "London Thor To Replace Reina Hardesty In Prime Video's 'The Boys' Spinoff; Derek Luh, Asa Germann & Shelley Conn Join Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 25, 2022. Retrieved June 4, 2022.
  23. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 11, 2022). "Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas & Marco Pigossi Join 'The Boys' College Spinoff". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 26, 2022. Retrieved June 4, 2022.
  24. ^ Panaligan, EJ (December 3, 2022). "'Gen V' Trailer Takes 'The Boys' to College, Teases Appearances From Main Series Characters". Variety. Archived from the original on December 31, 2022. Retrieved December 4, 2022.
  25. ^ Zogbi, Emily (June 12, 2022). "EXCLUSIVE: The Boys' College Spinoff Set Photos Reveal One of the Show's Fresh-Faced Supes". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on June 28, 2022. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  26. ^ Club, Comic Book (October 9, 2023). "Where Was Gen V Filmed? Gen V Filming Locations". Comic Book Club. Archived from the original on October 10, 2023. Retrieved October 9, 2023.
  27. ^ Patrick Schwarzenegger [@patrickschwarzenegger] (September 16, 2022). "Officially Wrapped on @theboystv "GEN V" new TV Series. Coming soon @amazonprime. Can't wait for you guys to watch this. Great action. Fun comedy. Pretty fuckin nuts. Thanks to everyone who worked on this project. Cast. Crew. Producers. Show runners. Thanks for taking chance on me & continuing to believe in me. ❤️🦸‍♂️". Retrieved September 16, 2022 – via Instagram.
  28. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 30, 2024). "'Gen V' Season 2 Production Delayed Following Star Chance Perdomo's Tragic Death". Deadline. Retrieved March 31, 2024.
  29. ^ Danoff, Owen (October 5, 2023). "Gen V Drops An Explosive Track By Christopher Lennertz & Matt Bowen [Exclusive]". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on October 30, 2023. Retrieved October 30, 2023.
  30. ^ Prange, Stephanie (October 3, 2023). "'Meg 2: The Trench,' 'Ahsoka' Top Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Charts". Media Play News. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  31. ^ Prange, Stephanie (October 12, 2023). "'Haunted Mansion,' 'Ahsoka' Top Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Charts". Media Play News. Archived from the original on October 23, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  32. ^ Prange, Stephanie (October 18, 2023). "'Totally Killer,' 'Loki' Top Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Charts". Media Play News. Archived from the original on October 21, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  33. ^ Prange, Stephanie (October 24, 2023). "'Old Dads,' 'Loki' Top Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Charts". Media Play News. Archived from the original on October 26, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  34. ^ Prange, Stephanie (October 31, 2023). "'No Hard Feelings,' 'Loki' Top Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Charts". Media Play News. Archived from the original on November 2, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  35. ^ Prange, Stephanie (November 7, 2023). "'Five Nights at Freddy's,' 'Loki' Top Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Charts". Media Play News. Archived from the original on November 8, 2023. Retrieved November 8, 2023.
  36. ^ Campione, Katie (October 26, 2023). "'Gen V' Breaks Onto Nielsen Streaming Originals Chart After 3-Episode Debut; 'Grey's Anatomy' Narrows In On 'Suits'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 4, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  37. ^ Gruenwedel, Erik (October 13, 2023). "Reelgood: Prime Video's 'Gen V' Tops Weekly Streaming Through Oct. 12". Media Play News. Archived from the original on November 2, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  38. ^ Gruenwedel, Erik (October 2, 2023). "JustWatch: Prime Video's 'Gen V,' Hulu's 'No One Will Save You' Top Weekly Streaming Through Oct. 1". Media Play News. Archived from the original on October 11, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  39. ^ Gruenwedel, Erik (October 9, 2023). "JustWatch: 'Barbie,' 'Gen V' Again Top Weekly Digital Video Content Acquired, Streamed Through Oct. 8". Media Play News. Archived from the original on November 4, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  40. ^ "Gen V: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on November 19, 2023. Retrieved November 19, 2023.
  41. ^ "Gen V: Season 1". Metacritic. Archived from the original on November 19, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  42. ^ Donato, Matt (September 27, 2023). "Gen V Episodes 1-3 Review". IGN. Archived from the original on November 4, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  43. ^ Bojalad, Alec (September 29, 2023). "Gen V Review: The Boys Can Be a Superhero Franchise After All". Den of Geek. Archived from the original on November 4, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  44. ^ Milici, Lauren (September 27, 2023). "Gen V season 1 review: 'A hot mess but a damn good time'". GamesRadar+. Archived from the original on November 6, 2023. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  45. ^ Ali, Lorraine (September 29, 2023). "Review: 'Gen V,' the irreverent spinoff of 'The Boys,' flies on its own". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 4, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  46. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (September 27, 2023). "'Gen V' Review: Amazon's 'The Boys' Spinoff Refreshes the Snark-and-Gore Formula". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 4, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  47. ^ Boyle, Michael (September 27, 2023). "Gen V Review: Just As Fun And Twisted As The Boys, If A Little Too Familiar". /Film. Archived from the original on November 6, 2023. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  48. ^ "Performer of the Week: April Bowlby". TVLine. October 28, 2023. Archived from the original on November 6, 2023. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  49. ^ Donato, Matt (November 3, 2023). "Gen V Season Finale Review – 'Guardians of Godolkin'". IGN. Archived from the original on November 4, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  50. ^ Rosenstock, Ben (November 3, 2023). "Gen V Season-Finale Recap: You Are What You Do". Vulture. Archived from the original on November 4, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  51. ^ Betancourt, Miguel (November 3, 2023). "Gen V season 1 finale: Say hello to the new 'Guardians Of Godolkin'". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on November 4, 2023. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  52. ^ "The Best TV Shows of 2023". Elle. December 4, 2023. Archived from the original on December 6, 2023. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  53. ^ "Nerdist's Best TV Shows of 2023". Nerdist News. December 4, 2023. Archived from the original on December 8, 2023. Retrieved December 8, 2023.
  54. ^ "The 20 best TV shows of 2023". NME. December 6, 2023. Archived from the original on December 7, 2023. Retrieved December 8, 2023.
  55. ^ "The 25 Best TV Shows of 2023". Paste. November 29, 2023. Archived from the original on December 8, 2023. Retrieved December 8, 2023.
  56. ^ "The 50 best TV shows of 2023". Polygon. December 6, 2023. Archived from the original on January 12, 2024. Retrieved December 8, 2023.
  57. ^ "The best TV and streaming shows of 2023". Time Out Worldwide. December 6, 2023. Archived from the original on December 8, 2023. Retrieved December 8, 2023.
  58. ^ Chaney, Jen; Hadadi, Roxana; VanArendonk, Kathryn (December 4, 2023). "The Best TV Shows of 2023". Vulture. Archived from the original on December 6, 2023. Retrieved December 8, 2023.
  59. ^ Tinubu, Aramide; Herman, Alison (December 8, 2023). "The Best TV Shows of 2023". Variety. Archived from the original on December 9, 2023. Retrieved December 8, 2023.
  60. ^ [52][53][54][55][56][57][58][59]
  61. ^ "Critics Choice super awards nominees list: Mission Impossible, John Wick, Guardians, Infinity Pool, Evil Dead among contenders". ABC News. March 7, 2024. Retrieved March 9, 2024.