The Boys College Spin-Off Finally Gets A Title

We finally know what to call it!

By Michileen Martin | Published

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We’ve known for a while that another The Boys spin-off was coming set on a college campus, though we haven’t really known what to call it. Some early reports suggested it would be titled The Boys Presents: Varsity, but now Amazon Prime has released a video letting everyone know the official title. Referring no doubt to the corporation Vought International as well as its infamous Compound V that turns normal people into supes, the upcoming spin-off will be titled Gen V.

The title for The Boys spin-off was announced all across the home show’s social media pages, with a video including the stars of the series. In the clip Jaz Sinclair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Patrick Schwarzenegger (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Lizzie Broadway (Bones), Chance Perdomo (After We Fell), London Thor (You), Asa German (Caviar), Maddie Phillips (Supernatural), and Derek Luh (Runaways) all introduce themselves and talk about Gen V. You can see the video announcing the name below.

Deadline notes that The Boys spin-off will, like its predecessor, be an “R-rated series” that shows the supes from the world of The Boys at their hormonal peaks. The Gen V stars’ descriptions seem to echo that, with Broadway promising, “blood, guts and everything else.” And considering what we’ve seen in The Boys from fully grown supes far-removed from the world of keggers, it’s difficult to imagine a show about the same kinds of Vought-powered folk in their college years not making the home series look like Leave it to Beaver in comparison.

We know that at least one person would agree, and that’s the Terminator himself. One of The Boys spin-off’s stars is Patrick Schwarzenegger and, yes, he is the son of that Schwarzenegger. Without revealing the details from the images he shared, Patrick said last month that he showed production photos from Gen V to his father Arnold. Whatever it was he showed the former Governator, Arnold was so shocked that he immediately responded with, “What the f–k are you filming?”

Whatever it was Patrick Schwarzenegger was filming in those photos of The Boys spin-off, it probably isn’t exactly what was going to be originally filmed. Back in April came word that a number of the actors originally cast in Gen V were let go from the series, presumably as a part of a creative shake-up marked by the arrival of new showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. First Aimee Carrero (Blindspot) and Shane Paul McGhie (Deputy) were taken out of the series, followed soon after by the departure of Reina Hardesty (Brockmire).

The Boys just wrapped up its third season with an explosive and bloody finale (WARNING! Spoilers to follow for the season 3 finale of The Boys). “The Instant White-Hot Wild” brings with it the deaths of Noir (Nathan Mitchell) and Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), the faked death of Maeve (Dominique McElligott), Ryan’s (Cameron Crovetti) newfound loyalty to Homelander (Anthony Starr), the revelation that Butcher (Karl Urban) only has months to live, and Homelander’s first murder in full view of the public. Last week, The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke confirmed to Deadline that the events of the third season in particular would crossover with The Boys spin-off, as well as events in Gen V impacting season 4 of the home series.