The big picture
- Competition at Godolkin University in Gen V is reinforced by the superpowers and the ranking system, which leads to jealousy and contempt among the students.
- The ranking system is similar to The Seven’s and is based on social media points, which fluctuate depending on a student’s popularity and performance.
- Godolkin University offers crime-fighting and allows students to demonstrate their superpowers, but also presents them with the challenges of academic constraints and personal growth.
While competition is a given in higher education, this is the case with Prime Video Gen VThis type of rivalry involves pouring gasoline on someone and throwing a lit match at it. The young adults walking around the Godolkin University campus are not ordinary engineering or law students, but have more heroic goals in mind. The series, which acts as a spin-off of the streamer’s hugely popular series The youngtells the story of aspiring superheroes who learn and work hard to become successful heroes. During an interview with Prime Video before the SAG-AFTRA strike, the series stars Shelley Conn And Patrick Schwarzenegger Breaking down what sets this educational institution apart from all others.
Conn appears as the headmaster (who, ironically, does not have superhuman powers) and says, “What makes this campus different from your regular campus is the fact that there are superheroes and that they all have outstanding abilities in some way.” The nature and “How that relates to their status, where they are in the ranking system at that point, and the nature of their superpowers means it’s a pretty volatile situation.” While students at regular universities may be competing with others for the top spot argue, the children at God U are constantly judged, ranked and paraded for their abilities – something that can inspire a lot of envy and contempt.
Conn goes into more detail about the ranking system, adding, “So the ranking system for Godolkin University students is, as you can imagine, a little bit like The Seven, where it’s based on social media and a points system. “ So if a student has a great day where they hit a home run in some way, whether it’s through their superpowers or just something really good that makes them popular that day, then that’s great, then go up Your points and therefore your ranking.”
What to expect from the young minds at Godolkin University
Schwarzenegger, who plays Luke aka Golden Boy, echoes Conn’s sentiments, saying, “Godolkin University offers a lot of different things than a standard university. We have crime fighting, you know. As you will hopefully see in the first episode, we have some battles ahead of us. We have ways to showcase and showcase your superpowers and your abilities and your hero’s moves and powers, I think.” Schwarzenegger adds that while the show is set in the fantasy universe of The young, Godolkin’s students also get a dose of “real life” along the way. Likewise, Conn says, “It’s a bit like a
Superhuman zoo because there is a limitation of this academic system to these kinds of gentle souls trying to find themselves.”
Gen V begins its debut season with three episodes on September 29th. Check out the trailer below.