Normally, the arrival of a new superhero is a cause for celebration. A fresh face has taken on the responsibility of protecting those who can’t protect themselves from the world’s evils. Well, not in The Boys. In Amazon’s boundary-pushing series the heroes…well, they tend to be murderous, fascist social media whores.
The final trailer for The Boys‘ second season introduces Aya Cash as Stormfront. She’s the latest addition to the government-sanctioned superteam, The Seven, which puts her immediately in the crosshairs of Billy Butcher and his team, who are ready to unleash righteous violence on all supes.
The character Stormfront is a male in Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic book, and casting a woman as the Nazi “hero” should make for some interesting conflict within The Seven. If you saw the show’s first season you know that women tend to have a very difficult time amongst the privileged, abusive super-team.
The Boys season 2 hits Amazon Prime on September 4th.
The even more intense, more insane Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.