‘Gen V’ will not recast Chance Perdomo’s role, will “recraft” season 2 ahead of production this month

The producers of Gen V have announced that they will not be recasting Chance Perdomo’s role as Andre Anderson for season 2 of the superhero show after the actor’s death.

In March, Perdomo – who was 27 at the time – was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident and died as a result. While details of the accident are still private, it was reported that no other individuals were involved in the accident.

The actor most recently appeared in Gen V – a spin-off to Prime Video series The Boys. In this, Perdomo played Andre, a student at a university founded by Vought International, where superheroes are permitted to train their powers.

Now, Prime Video and the producers of Gen V have issued a statement regarding the production of the show’s second season, confirming that Perdomo’s role will not be recast in honour of the late actor.


They wrote on X: “As we continue to navigate the tragic loss of Chance Perdomo, everyone at Gen V is determined to find the best way to respect his memory.”

“We won’t be recasting the role, because no one can replace Chance. Instead, we have been taking the time and space to recraft our Season 2 storylines as we begin production in May. We will honor Chance and his legacy this season.”


Gen V scored a four-star review upon its release last year, with Ali Shutler writing for NME: “Despite Marvel introducing enough teen superheroes to launch a Young Avengers and the success of Stranger ThingsWednesday and The Umbrella AcademyGen V is confidently its own thing. It’s comfortable sitting in the shadow of The Boys for the time being and while the gory humour might feel familiar, this smart, sleek spin-off is never less than exciting.”

The British-American star won the award for Best Actor at the 2019 Bafta TV awards for his role in BBC Three drama Killed By My Debt. He was also known for the role Ambrose Spellman in Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Perdomo studied law at university after leaving school and began his acting career in 2017 with a part in CBBC series, Hetty Feather.