Gen V is the first live-action spin-off series of the hit superhero series The Boys. Created by Craig Rosenberg, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke and based on The Boys Volume 4: “We Gotta Go Now” comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the Prime Video series is set in The Boys universe. Taking place at Vought’s Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, the series sees some young superheroes getting tangled in a conspiracy that might be a bit more they can handle. So, if you loved Gen V here are some similar shows you could watch next.
The Boys (Prime Video)
Synopsis: The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven”, and their formidable Vought backing.
The Order (Netflix)
Synopsis: At Belgrave University, college freshman Jack Morton joins a fabled secret society where he’s thrust into a dangerous game of life or death. As Jack goes deeper, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts.
Misfits (Prime Video & Hulu)
Synopsis: Awarded the BAFTA for best drama series, Misfits follows a group of ASBO teenagers who develop strange powers after they are caught in a freak storm. This comedy drama series first aired in the UK in November 2009 to massive critical acclaim and went on to receive a host of awards and nominations.
Preacher (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Based on the hit comic book series, Preacher is the edgy story of Jesse Custer, a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. With his fearless sidekicks, Tulip and Cassidy, he embarks on a wild, dark journey that is unlike any other.
Peacemaker (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Peacemaker explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of executive producer James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it! The series stars John Cena as Peacemaker, Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn, Steve Agee as Economos and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith.
Doom Patrol (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Doom Patrol reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (series star Brendan Fraser), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (series star Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (series star April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (series star Diane Guerrero), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (series star Timothy Dalton). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence. Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (series star Joivan Wade), who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Based on the characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Synopsis: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.
The End of the F***ing World (Netflix)
Synopsis: Inspired by a comic book, THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD, is a black humoured road movie-style drama with an unlikely love story at its heart. James and Alyssa are rebel teenagers running away from home. From dreary suburbia and rundown shopping malls to lush landscapes and big vistas, they’re on a quest to find a better life with Alyssa’s idol – her estranged father. This is an emotional coming-of-age drama where two outcast teenagers from a disillusioned generation come together and learn what it feels like to make a human connection for the very first time.
Legion (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Legion follows the story of “David Haller,” a man who believed he was schizophrenic but discovered he might be the most powerful mutant in the world. With help from a team of specialists, David harnessed his unique abilities and learned he’d been haunted by a malicious parasite. Now, David is all that stands in the way of “Amahl Farouk” from attaining infinite and world-ending power.
Invincible (Prime Video)
Synopsis: From The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, Invincible is an hour-long, adult animated superhero show that revolves around seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
Magicians (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Based upon Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, The Magicians centers around Brakebills University, a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.