By Quentin Piton Journalist Series – Cine Journalist specializing in series, cinema, but also anime and manga. Spends his time dreaming of Emma Watson, considers Olivier Giroud the GOAT and refuses to speak with those who are against the absolute truth which is: How I Met Your Mother is a better series than Friends. Double dose of The Boys coming in 2023. While a season 4 is currently in production for the anti-superhero series, Amazon Prime Video will also take the opportunity to unveil Gen V, its teen-centric spin-off. And according to the trailer, the result will once again be bloody and trashy.
While Disney+ harasses us with more or less identical, more or less useful series derived from the Marvel or Star Wars universes, it is soon Amazon Prime Video which will in turn follow the recipe. Where the streaming platform made everyone agree with the incredible The Boys, a bloody and sadistic series adapted from the comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, it will copy the recipe by 2023 through Gen V, a spin-off that no one asked for and that should not revolutionize anything.
The spin-off of The Boys is revealed
On the program here? This new fiction will take on the appearance of a teen-show, since we will follow a generation of teenagers in a university managed by Vought International and reserved for students with some powers. However, where the objective of this establishment will be to educate them to make them future superheroes, the first trailer unveiled makes us understand that powers + identity crises + hormones + world that is not going right = a pressure cooker ready to explode in the worst possible way.
As can be seen through these images, Gen V should indeed copy/stick its big sister by offering us in turn trashy and gory sequences where blood will flow freely, the fault of disconnected characters and totally matrixed by their powers and their egos.
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A spin-off series without personality?
So yes, this parody of X-Men promises us moments as enjoyable as they are crazy, but we also can't help but wonder the following question: what will be its true interest? A priori, Gen V should not reinvent anything and, while a season 4 of The Boys is being produced, it is really difficult to see the added value brought by this spin-off.
Further proof of this feeling of a possibly lazy future series content to surf on what has already worked perfectly so far, a few actors from The Boys will also be present in the cast during cameos, whether Jessie T. Usher (A-Train), Colby Minifie (Ashley Barrett) or P.J. Byrne (Adam Bourke). It's cool, but somewhat frustrating.
We hope to be wrong and that Gen V will find their own identity, but things don't seem to be going well. See you in 2023 to discover the final result.