It’s no secret that interest in seeing movies in the theater has been on a downward trend over the last couple of years, with people opting to stream at home rather than purchase expensive movie tickets. Interestingly, Amazon has opted to help save the theater experience—despite being a streaming service themselves—by offering Prime members free advanced screenings of their content at select movie theaters through the Amazon Prime Premiere program. Through this program, the platform is premiering some of its content before officially launching online, and The Boys spin-off, Gen V, is among the next to receive a theatrical premiere.
Prime Members are promised a wild night out, with members also enjoying access to photo opportunities, concessions, special giveaways, and early access viewing of Gen V in theaters.
The entertainment landscape is in the middle of a massive paradigm shift. The habits of movie watchers changed dramatically when the pandemic occurred, and streaming platforms were all too happy to fill the void and provide a way to watch content without leaving the comfort of home.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, more than 2,000 screens have been shut down in the U.S. in the last three years, but Amazon aims to reverse this effect by premiering serial content like The Boys Gen V in theaters.
In the case of The Boys Gen V, fans will get a special two-episode premiere a full two days ahead of when the series will be available to watch online.
The Prime Premiere program is designed to bridge the gap between the at-home streaming experience and the cinematic spectacle of the multiplex, enticing movie buffs to change out of their PJs and get off the couch and into the theater by offering more than just a movie experience.
Prime Members are promised a wild night out, with members also enjoying access to photo opportunities, concessions, special giveaways, and early access viewing. In the case of The Boys Gen V, fans will get a special two-episode premiere a full two days ahead of when the series will be available to watch online.
The Boys Gen V is a spin-off to the original series, The Boys, based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s acclaimed comic books, which is one of Amazon’s most popular shows, capturing audiences with its edgy take on the world of superheroes.
Now, Gen V is poised to expand this universe, introducing viewers to a fresh group of super-powered individuals who occupy a much younger age bracket within the realm of supers. Unlike their predecessors, this new generation of Supes is aware of their powers’ origin, fueled by Compound V, as established in the primary series.
The ensemble cast of The Boys Gen V boasts a diverse and talented lineup, including Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, Marco Pigossi, Clancy Brown, Alexander Calvert, and Jason Ritter.
The series is also set to feature guest appearances from familiar faces such as Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and P.J. Byrne, reprising their roles from The Boys. Behind the scenes, the series is helmed by executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, who also serve as showrunners.
When To Watch Gen V
Fans of The Boys Gen V will be able to catch a special two-episode preview of the new series on September 27, ahead of the show’s streaming debut on September 29. The pre-screenings are a brilliant move by Amazon as not only does the announcement generate buzz for new productions, but it also creates a unique experience for fans to engage with the content in a communal setting, surrounded by fellow fans and the thrill of watching their favorite content on a big movie theater screen.
In addition to The Boys Gen V, Amazon Prime will also be premiering the original movies Sitting In Bars With Cake and A Million Miles Away on September 6 and September 13, respectively.