The upcoming black comedy superhero teen TV series ‘Gen V serves as the spin-off to the superhero TV series ‘The Boys‘ both of which are based on the “We Gotta Go Now” story arc of ‘The Boys comic book.
The plot of Gen V follows young adult superheroes, referred to as “supes”, who find themselves tested in battle royal challenges in the fictional Godolkin University School of Crimefighting run by Vought International. The series Gen V is set to be released on September 29, 2023, on Amazon Prime Video.
Following is a list of other superhero television series that you might be interested in if you are a fan of this genre.
Top 10 Television Series Like the Upcoming Gen V.
The Boys – Number of Seasons: 3
Eric Kripke developed this satirical black comedy action superhero TV series that is adapted from the same-named comic book of Darick Robertson and Garth Ennis.
The plot is centered upon the titular team of vigilantes who combat those superpowered individuals who misuse their power for their own selfish purposes.
Cast members of the series include Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, etc. The series premiered on July 26, 2019, on Amazon Prime Video.
Jupiter’s Legacy – Number of Seasons: 1
Steven S. DeKnight developed this superhero drama TV series that is adapted from Frank Quitely and Mark Millar’s same-named comic book series.
The plot follows children of superheroes who are themselves gifted with superpowers, but find themselves struggling to live up to the feats of their legendary parents.
Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Andrew Horton, Elena Kampouris, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter are cast members of the series. It premiered on May 7, 2021, on Netflix.
Marvel Studios: Legends – Number of Seasons: 2
This superhero clip shows a docuseries that is based on characters and objects of Marvel Comics.
The plot of the series follows heroes, villains, objects, and moments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and navigates how they connect in anticipated upcoming stories that are set for the future in series and films of Disney+ and in the Special Presentations of MCU’s Phase four and Phase five. The series premiered on January 8, 2021 on Disney+.
Daredevil – Number of Seasons: 3
Drew Goddard created this superhero action legal crime drama TV series that is based on the titular Marvel Comics character.
The plot revolves around Matt Murdock trying to overcome the challenges of his blindness since childhood as he finds himself leading a double life of a lawyer and a vigilante named Daredevil.
Peacemaker – Number of Seasons: 1
James Gunn created this black comedy action superhero drama TV series that is based on the same named character of DC Comics.
The series is the only DC Extended Universe TV series and serves as the spin-off of the 2021 movie ‘The Suicide Squad‘.
The plot is set following that of the movie and revolves around the jingoistic killer Christopher Smith aka Peacemaker.
American actor John Cena played the role of Christopher Smith aka Peacemaker in the series. It was released on January 13, 2022.
The Umbrella Academy – Number of Seasons: 3
This action drama sci-fi superhero drama TV series is adapted from the same-named comic book series.
The plot follows a dysfunctional family of adopted superhero siblings who reunite with each other following the mysterious death of their father and are on the verge of an imminent apocalypse.
Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, and John Magaro are some of the cast members of the series. It premiered on February 15, 2019, on Netflix.
Moon Knight – Number of Seasons: 1
Jeremy Slater created this action-adventure psychological horror fantasy superhero miniseries that is based on the same Marvel Comics character.
The plot features two alters of a man suffering from dissociative identity disorder- Steven Grant and Marc Spector as they get drawn into a mystery concerning Egyptian gods.
Titans – Number of Seasons: 4
This action-adventure sci-fi superhero TV series is based on the DC Comics superhero team named Teen Titans.
The plot follows a group of young heroes joining forces in order to fight against evil forces. The series ran from October 12, 2018, to May 11, 2023.
Hawkeye – Number of Seasons: 1
Jonathan Igla created this action-adventure buddy comedy crime superhero miniseries that is based on the two titular Marvel Comics characters Clint Barton and Kate Bishop.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Number of Seasons: 7
This sci-fi action drama superhero TV series is based on the peacekeeping and spy agency organization in the world of Marvel Comics superheroes. The series ran from September 24, 2013, to August 12, 2020, on ABC.