‘Gen V’ Season 2 Adds Hamish Linklater to Cast

Hamish Linklater has joined Season 2 of “Gen V” at Amazon Prime Video, Variety has learned.

Linklater will play the character Cipher, described as “the charismatic and charming newly-appointed Dean of Godolkin University. Trained as a scientist, he’s politically brilliant, and has the trust and admiration of officials at the highest level.”

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The series, a spinoff of the popular Prime Video series “The Boys,” follows the students of Godolkin University as they train to become superheroes.

Linklater joins a cast that already includes Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, and Asa Germann. Chance Perdomo had also starred in Season 1, but the actor died in a motorcyle accident in March. The producers of the series have stated his role will not be recast.

Linklater most recently appeared in the Apple TV+ series “Manhunt” in the role of US President Abraham Lincoln. His other TV roles include “Gaslit,” “Midnight Mass,” “Fargo,” “Legion,” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” His directorial debut, the feature adaptation of Chuck Klosterman’s “Downtown Owl,” was recently released via Sony Pictures. Lily Rabe co-directed the film with Linklater, with Linklater also writing the screenplay. Linklater has starred in films like “The Big Short,” “Dead for a Dollar,” and “42.”

He is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.

Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters serve as showrunners and executive producers on “Gen V.” Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Craig Rosenberg, Nelson Cragg, Zak Schwartz, Erica Rosbe, and Michaela Starr also serve as executive producers. Brant Englestein, Sarah Carbiener, Lisa Kussner, Gabriel Garcia, Aisha Porter-Christie, Judalina Neira, and Loreli Alanís are co-executive producers. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios, in association with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, and Original Film.

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