As Gen V prepares to debut on Prime Video on September 29, we have a gruesome new trailer to build the hype ahead of the date. “I know there must be many thoughts going through your mind right now,” says Professor “Rich Brink” Brinkerhoff, played by Clancy Brown.
His character breaks the fourth wall to address the successful applicant accepted at Godolkin University, a college for gifted and aspiring superheroes. “Is this the right place for me, do I belong here?, well let me assure you, that we see something in you, something you may not even see yourself…”
A handful of bloody, sinister images flash above his monologue before we meet Indira Shetty (Shelley Conn), the superintendent of Godolkin University. “Congratulations” Shetty says with a warming smile, breaking the fourth wall again as she stands from a desk in a swish office. “And welcome to Godolkin University.”
The kind, encouraging words could put you at ease if not for the terrible, violent things happening behind the scenes. Let’s discuss. Firstly, several characters refer to a mysterious place, perhaps an organisation, known as the Woods.
As students disappear in the middle of the night, a mysterious facility clearly connected to Vought plays a role in these sinister proceedings. “If the Woods is exposed, we all have a big, potentially fatal problem” says Ashley Barrett (Colby Minifie), a top executive within Vought.
Typically, the trailer gives us enough blood, gore and superhero-themed shenanigans without divulging significant plot points. A minuscule superhero climbing from a dead person’s bloody ear is reminiscent to a superhero known as Termite, who shrank inside a man’s tackle and killed him with a sneeze. Plus, we have blood powers, fiery bodies and telekinesis.
Gen V stars Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi. Guest stars include Clancy Brown and Jason Ritter. Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit and P.J. Byrne reprise their roles from The Boys.
Episodes 1-3 of Gen V debut on September 29, before the final five air weekly until November 3.