Even kids with extraordinary abilities need a place to hone their skills. Young wizards mastered their wands and learn to spell at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. X-Men trained at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. A new generation of Jedis went to Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy. If you’re a potential superhero or “supe” in the super dark universe of The Boys, you’ll want to graduate from the Godolkin University School of Crimefighting. But first, you’ll need to survive. Competition at the school is murderously cut-throat and the mission-vision of its nefarious founder John Godolkin and Vought International is a million percent for-profit. Gen V, the much-awaited spin-off series of Prime Video’s The Boys, is a subversive take on the superhero-in-training narrative, with the biting satirical humor that makes The Boys series a massive hit. Gen V chronicles the Godolkin college experience of America’s next generation of supes “as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities.”
The world of The Boys is expanding with the college set spin-off Gen V. Here’s what you need to know about the sure-to-be bloody and angsty new show.