According to a recent write-up from The Wrap, Gen V writers and producers are already preparing for a second season order for the hit The Boys spinoff series. The show, which premieres exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, is currently just over halfway through airing weekly episodes of its first season, with fans flocking to the show in droves. According to series showrunner Michele Fazekas, producers have already prepared a writers’ room for the upcoming season, with great anticipation for the streamer’s order.
Gen V showrunner Michele Fazekas recently revealed that a writer’s room has been set up in preparation for a second season.
Though Gen V has not yet received an official Season 2 order, producers are feeling incredibly hopeful for the future of the series due to the first season’s massive popularity. This should come as no major surprise to fans of the franchise, as The Boys is widely considered one of the best Amazon original series ever made by critics and general audiences. Like The Boys, Gen V is characterized by its unethical cast of characters, excessive gore, foul language, and focus on the real-world ramifications of superpowers, particularly in relation to their military and government capabilities.
As Fazekas explained in a recent media appearance, Gen V was always constructed with multiple seasons in mind, as the series’ writers were told to plot out the future of each character with multiple season-long arcs.
Gen V manages to distance itself from The Boys, however, by focusing on a younger cast of misguided supes, highlighting the social and political outcomes of growing up in a post-Compound V world. The college-age characters populating Gen V are wracked with all the usual stressors of hormonal changes and life choices which must be made in your late teens and early twenties, as well as the growing pressure to become a pillar of morals and savior to humanity in spite of their traumatic upbringing.
With the first five episodes of the series currently available to stream, Gen V has already garnered a dedicated fanbase who are willing to demand Amazon to produce additional installments. Now that the WGA strike has finally concluded, Gen V showrunner Michele Fazekas has confirmed that the streamer has funded a writers’ room for the possibility of a second season, signaling a very high likelihood that the streamer will commit to placing the second season order sometime soon.
Gen V manages to distance itself from The Boys, however, by focusing on a younger cast of misguided supes, highlighting the social and political outcomes of growing up in a post-Compound V world.
If there’s any major holdout preventing the order, it likely lies in the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, which recently suffered a set back when negotiations broke down, but there’s hope it can be resolved before the holidays.
As Fazekas explained in a recent media appearance, Gen V was always constructed with multiple seasons in mind, as the series’ writers were told to plot out the future of each character with multiple season-long arcs. In addition to comments made by series producers, Amazon’s Co-head of Television has also expressed interest in Gen V continuing to grow, citing the fan fervor as a major incentive to continue the series as long as the production team would like.
Gen V will continue airing the final episodes of its first season each Friday until the finale on November 3. If things go as planned, there may already be an order in place for a second season by then. Either way, series producers seem fairly certain that the order is just along the horizon, meaning fans are fully within their rights to get their hopes up.