Gen V runtimes explained: How long are the episodes?

Brad Norton
Emma in the Gen V cast

We’re seven episodes into Gen V, and The Boys universe is now bigger than ever. But just how long is the runtime for each episode and how do they stack up against the rest of the series? Here’s what you need to know.

Four years on from its premiere, The Boys has violently blossomed into one of the most popular shows today. Three seasons and an animated series later, the very first full-fledged spinoff is now upon us as Gen V rolls out on Amazon’s Prime Video platform.

With a whole new cast of characters to get familiar with, along with all their wacky new powers, it presents a new look at the beloved Suped-up universe.

But with its debut, you might be wondering just how long the opening act is in order to make a first impression. Here’s what we know about the runtimes of Gen V.

Gen V Episode 6 runtime

Gen V Episode 6 has a runtime of 37 minutes.

As for other episodes of Gen V, we’ll keep the list below updated on a weekly basis with new episodes:

  • Episode 1: 55 minutes
  • Episode 2: 45 minutes
  • Episode 3: 48 minutes
  • Episode 4: 47 minutes
  • Episode 5: 41 minutes
  • Episode 6: 37 minutes
  • Episode 7: 48 minutes
  • Episode 8: TBC

This total runtime is inclusive of the credits, and all future episodes will also include the ‘Previously On’ segment. Currently, an exact runtime for the remaining episodes in Season 1 is yet to be revealed, but we’ll keep you posted here each week with further details.

Comparatively, the debut episode of Gen V falls just short of The Boys’ previous season openers. Season 2 of the mainline series clocks in as the longest ‘Episode 1’ of any season, while it should come as no surprise the animated series has the shortest debut at just 14 minutes.

Below are the runtimes of every seasonal debut for comparison:

  • The Boys Season 1 Episode 1: 60 minutes
  • The Boys Season 2 Episode 1: 1 hour 3 minutes
  • The Boys Season 3 Episode 1: 1 hour 1 minute
  • The Boys Presents: Diabolical Episode 1: 14 minutes

So that’s everything there is to know about the Gen V runtimes for now. Be sure to check back weekly as we’ll keep you updated with each new episode as they roll out.

Episodes 1-7 are on Prime Video now, which you can sign up for here. You can check out our other coverage below:

Gen V review | Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | When does Gen V take place in The Boys timeline? | Gen V cast and characters | The Boys cameos | Gen V runtimes explained | Tek Knight powers explained | What is the Virus? | Jordan Li powers explained | Why does Soldier Boy return? | Every supe’s powers explained

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About The Author

Brad Norton is the Australian Managing Editor at Dexerto. He graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and has been working full-time in the field for the past six years at the likes of Gamurs Group and now Dexerto. He loves all things single-player gaming (with Uncharted a personal favorite) but has a history on the competitive side having previously run Oceanic esports org Mindfreak. You can contact Brad at