Back on July 26, 2019, season 1 of “The Boys” became one of Prime Video’s biggest shows yet, which was reflected by the fact that the streamer had already ordered a second season before any of the episodes had debuted. The spin-off series hasn’t benefited from a similarly speedy season 2 order, but the writing talent behind “Gen V” seem convinced that it’s only a matter of time. Ideally for fans, there’ll be plenty more blood, guts, and shockingly on-point political commentary to come.
In the same interview with The Wrap, “The Boys” creator and “Gen V” executive producer Eric Kripke expressed a note of caution about first needing to see how the series actually performs among viewers (which is now a metric available to writers, thanks to the hard-earned bargaining by the WGA negotiators). That said, he also admitted that there’s reason to hope:
“I mean, look, the fact that Amazon has paid for Michele to have a second season [writers] room is a good sign. So, you know, fingers crossed.”
Need more proof than that? Well, The Wrap also spoke to Amazon’s Vernon Sanders, Co-head of Television at the streaming studio. Expressing his “confidence” in the writing team and the online buzz fueled by word of mouth, he enthused that, “We wanted to take a moment and make sure the show had the reception that we were looking for. And in the first five days, we’ve been seeing incredible results, within the U.S., internationally … it’s in our top three most acquisitive shows.”
That’s corporate-speak for shows that singlehandedly made people subscribe to the streaming service, so clearly “Gen V” is doing something right. Confirmation of a second season should follow shortly. In the meantime, catch new episodes on Prime Video every Friday.