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Published 23:14 IST, June 5th 2024

Manhunt Star Hamish Linklater Joins Gen V Cast In Season 2

The series, set in the world of the streamer's popular show The Boys, follows the training of the first generation of superheroes at Godolkin University.

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The Boys spin off series Gen V will now see through the premiere of its season 2. The new season will connect the show to The Boys. In a new update, Hamish Linklater has joined the cast in the new season. He will be a series regular and his casting follows the death of Chance Perdomo, who featured in the first season as Andre Anderson.

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New actor comes onboard Gen V season 2    

Hamish Linklater, known for Manhunt and The Crazy Ones, has joined the cast of Gen V second season as a series regular. The series, set in the world of the streamer's popular show The Boys, follows the training of the first generation of superheroes at Godolkin University to know about Compound V, a mysterious substance that accords powers to humans and turns them into 'Supes'.

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What character will Hamish Linklater play in Gen V?

In season 2, the new generation of Supes will get to know that their powers were injected into them, rather than God-given. According to Deadline, Hamish Linklater will play Cipher, the newly-appointed Dean of Godolkin University who is described as "charismatic and charming".

"Trained as a scientist, he's politically brilliant and has the trust and admiration of officials at the highest level," the character description read.

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Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Asa Germann and Shelley Conn are also part of Gen V season two cast. Chance Perdomo, who starred in the first season as Andre Anderson, died in a motorcycle accident in New York while on his way to begin production in late March on season two in Toronto. Production was postponed following the accident to mourn Perdomo's loss and to figure out how the story would proceed. Filming is underway in Toronto.

(With PTI inputs)

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23:14 IST, June 5th 2024