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All the Gen V season 2 news we’ve heard so far

The Boys spinoff is coming back for another season

A young person with blood dripping down their face in Gen V. Image: Prime Video
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Gen V’s first season has come to a climactic and bloody end, but that doesn’t mean the story is over for the students of God U. But now that the season is over, it’s time to look ahead at what’s next for The Boys’ first spinoff series.

Thankfully, we already know some of the most important stuff about Gen V’s second season, but there are still plenty of questions to be answered. Here’s everything we know about season 2 of Gen V, and a few things we have questions about.

[Ed. note: Spoilers for Gen V season 1 follow.]

Is Gen V season 2 happening?

Gen V is definitely getting a second season. In fact, season 2 was announced just a few weeks after the show premiered, as it quickly rocketed to the top of Prime Video’s charts.

When will Gen V season 2 release?

A release date wasn’t part of Amazon’s announcement of season 2, so there’s no official word yet on when it might come out. That being said, it probably won’t be until 2025 at the earliest, both because Amazon often takes a year off between the first and second seasons of its shows, and because we’re likely to get season four of The Boys in 2024.

Marie (Jaz Sinclair) and Emma (Lizzie Broadway) look at something intently on the computer in Gen V Photo: Brooke Palmer/Prime Video

What will Gen V season 2 be about?

What happens in Gen V season 2 is a very interesting question. The show can’t return to Godolkin University, considering how season 1 ends, which means it will have to evolve completely for its return. But considering how good most of season 1 is, that transformation should be exciting to see.

One thing that seems almost certain is that our heroes from season 1 will be divided when the show comes back, with Sam and Cate on one side and Jordan, Marie, Andre, and Emma on the other. The latter group ends the season as Vought’s prisoners, so they’ll have to figure their way out of that particular conundrum before even considering how to deal with their former friends.

Should I watch/rewatch The Boys while I wait?

You absolutely should. The Boys is obviously important to Gen V’s plot, especially considering where the first season ends and the cameos therein, but it’s also likely that The Boys will return to Prime Video before Gen V does, so you’ll have something to watch between seasons.

Is there another violent, adult-oriented superhero show I can watch that isn’t set in The Boys universe?

The answer to this incredibly specific question is: yes, there is! Invincible, also on Prime Video, starts its second season on Nov. 3, which means Gen V’s season 1 finale practically leads right into it. Invincible shares bits and pieces of its DNA with The Boys, in that it’s also a violent and gory superhero show, but it’s also a coming-of-age story for a young superhero in a different mode than Gen V’s. In other words, Invincible is the perfect show to pick up if you’re still looking for a bit of superhero action in your television while you wait for The Boys and Gen V to return.

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