Gen V review: The Boys spin-off is as outrageous and horrifyingly fun as the original

Gen V is a thrilling coming-of-age drama that will keep fans of The Boys entertained from the very beginning, it brings interesting new dilemmas to the superhero world while also doing things that fans won't expect, and the cast make it all the more captivating.

Gen V premieres on Prime Video on Friday, 29 September with its first three episodes, and will then air weekly on the streaming platform thereafter.

Video transcript

ROXY SIMONS: Hi. I'm Roxy from Yahoo UK, and this is my review of Gen V.


Gen V is a spin off of The Boys, and it's about a group of superheroes at Godolkin University who discover a dark secret.


The series is very similar to The Boys in that it is quite shocking and surprising, but I also thought it was very fun, and the cast do such a great job of bringing these new characters to life. Because the series is similar to The Boys, sometimes it goes a little bit too far with its extreme violence and sexually explicit nature, but it is still interesting, and it will still excite you.


Gen V opens with a really shocking scene, and it will draw viewers in right away. I would give Gen V 4 out of 5 because it is outrageously fun, but sometimes it can go a little bit too far.


- It's lights out.

ROXY SIMONS: If you like Invincible, Euphoria, and of course, The Boys, then you will love Gen V. You can watch the series now on Prime Video, and you can read my review on Yahoo UK.