Chance Perdomo, Gen V and Sabrina Actor, Has Died at Age 27

The Hollywood Reporter revealed 27-year-old actor Chance Perdomo has died following a motorcycle accident.

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Born October 19, 1996, Perdomo made his acting debut in the 2016 short film Longfield Drive. The following year, he jumped over to TV as Henry Goodall in the Canadian series Hetty Feather before taking on small bit parts in other series. His breakout role came with Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as Ambrose Spellman, followed by a regular role as Andre Anderson for The Boys’ spinoff Gen V over at Prime Video.

“[Chance’s] passion for the arts and insatiable appetite for life was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth will carry on in those who he loved dearest,” said his reps in a statement. “We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their beloved son and brother.”

In their own statement, the Gen V producers were blindsided to hear of Perdomo’s passing. “For those of us who knew him and worked with him, Chance was always charming and smiling,” they wrote. “[He was] an enthusiastic force of nature, an incredibly talented performer, and more than anything else, just a very kind, lovely person. Even writing about him in the past tense doesn’t make sense. We are so sorry for Chance’s family, and we are grieving the loss of our friend and colleague. Hug your loved ones tonight.”

Per Deadline, Amazon planned on starting production on Gen V season two in mid-April. It’s now been paused indefinitely, both so the cast and crew can grieve, and so the writers can determine whether to overhaul the season and write off Andre or recast him.

“The entire Gen V family is devastated by the sudden passing of Chance Perdomo,” wrote fellow producers Amazon MGM and Sony Pictures TV. “[We] extend our heartfelt thoughts and support to Chance’s family and all who loved him at this difficult time.”

Following Perdomo’s passing, several Boys cast members (like Jack Quaid and Karen Fukuhara) eulogized him on Instagram. Patrick Schwarzenegger, who plays Luke Riordan on Gen V, called his costar a “young talented actor, and a great friend. Gone way too soon, as a pleasure to work with him…Miss you, Chance.”

He was similarly honored by BAFTA, had nominated him for his performance in 2019 for Killed by My Debt and Chilling Adventures. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos further referred to him as a “gifted actor lost too early. […] Everyone at Netflix is sending love and strength to Chance’s entire family and his big family of friends.”

Update: 3/31/2024 @ 1:40 PM: This story has been updated with further information regarding Gen V season two’s production and online reactions of Perdomo’s passing from his co-stars.


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