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The Boys spin-off series drops incredibly bloody first trailer

The Boys spin-off series drops incredibly bloody first trailer

The Boys is getting a new spin-off, and it's absolutely as gory as you'd expect

Amazon have just dropped the first trailer for Gen V, the live-action spin-off series based on their hugely successful The Boys show.

Set in the Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, the show will follow a group of young prospective superheroes as they're put through a series of rigorous games to prove they've got what it takes to be Vought's next big superhero.

Obviously this being set in the bloody, violent world of The Boys, you can expect plenty of things to go wrong very quickly.

Described as 'part college show, part Hunger Games', the first trailer for the spin-off promises plenty of the gore and violence fans of The Boys are well accustomed to.

It's possibly a good idea not to get attached to too many of the characters you'll see in the show as there's a strong chance not all of them will make it to the end alive.

Vought now does schools for crimefighting, and there's no way this can go wrong.
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The trailer might describe the show's college as 'a safe space for you to thrive', but the next few shots showing characters absolutely showered in blood ought to reassure fans that they'll be in for the usual The Boys fare they know and love.

Due to release next year, the events of Gen V are meant to accompany what's happening in the upcoming fourth season of The Boys.

Jessie T. Usher (A-Train), Colby Minifie (Ashley) and P.J. Byrne (Adam the director) are all making guest appearances in the show.

Rather worryingly, A-Train appears in the trailer donning a a suit and baseball cap, which fans reckon is either a reference to Donald Trump or Kanye West.

It's not helped that at the same time he shows up on screen, the music says 'you're not the president', and fans of The Boys will know there's been some plotting and scheming in that direction after Homelander (Antony Starr) ordered The Deep (Chace Crawford) to murder the vice-president of the USA.

Lizzie Broadway as Emma Shaw in Gen V.
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Gen V isn't the first spin-off Amazon Prime has launched for The Boys, with episodes of animated series The Boys Presents: Diabolical releasing earlier this year and featuring many of the main show's cast lending their voices.

Fans who've seen the trailer are eager to throw themselves into yet more The Boys content to tide them over until the main story picks up once again in season four.

One person said they 'can't wait to check this out', while another said that anything being made by the people behind The Boys would be 'amazing no matter what'.

Others were convinced that Gen V was 'gonna be another banger' and there's no signs that The Boys fans are anywhere near ready to hop off the hype train just yet.

Some fans with knowledge of The Boys comics twigged that the name of the superhero school was a potentially important hint.

They explained that in the original The Boys comics, Godolkin was the name of their version of Professor X from the X-Men, a teacher with his own school dedicated to raising the next generation of superheroes.

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Topics: The Boys, Amazon Prime, Film and TV

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