The Boys spinoff, Gen V, has released a new poster that has stirred up a lot of controversy on social media. The poster, which features Patrick Schwarzenegger in his Golden Boy costume, has been ridiculed by netizens who found it odd and unappealing.
Gen V is set in Godolkin University, America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes, run by Vought International. The series is described as an irreverent, R-rated show that explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities. The spinoff is inspired by the G-Men, a parody of the X-Men from The Boys comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.
While the series has a wide fanbase, many fans were left unimpressed with the new poster. Some netizens ridiculed the concept, while others were just excited about the upcoming show. One Twitter user asked, “Is the poster supposed to be this bad?” The post quickly went viral, with many fans expressing their disappointment with the poster.
Despite the mixed reactions to the new poster, the show’s producers are confident that Gen V will be a hit. The series is executive produced by showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, along with a team of producers that includes Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Craig Rosenberg, Zak Schwartz, Erica Rosbe, Michaela Starr, and Brant Engelstein.
The cast of Gen V includes Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi. Jensen Ackles, who played Dean Winchester in Supernatural, has also confirmed that he, along with other The Boys cast members, will have cameo appearances in the college-set spinoff.
Gen V is produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and Amazon Studios, in association with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, and Original Film. The series is expected to premiere on Amazon Prime later this year. Despite the backlash to the new poster, fans are eagerly anticipating the new spinoff and are looking forward to seeing how it expands the universe of The Boys.