With the return of Amazon’s bloody superhero series looming like Homelander on the horizon, anticipation for The Boys Season 2 is steadily building. And piquing the interest of the show’s fans is the addition of a powerful character straight out of the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic book series: Stormfront — a formidable supe played by You’re the Worst star Aya Cash.
Who exactly is Stormfront and how will contribute to the team while remaining under Vought Industries’ watchful eye? We spoke with Cash to get further insight into the character, and her description pretty much sums up The Seven’s newest member.
“Stormfront can be a take-no-sh*t, feminist, ballbusting, destroy-the-patriarchy, strong woman,” Cash tells Inverse, “At the same time, she’s a complete psychopath with huge other issues.”
A psychopathic superhero? Homelander (Antony Starr) already fits that bill to a tee. Having another maniacal supe on the team will most certainly bring a fair share of drama. But when you take into consideration that Stormfront was a man in the comics, the inclusion of the gender-flipped character in the series raises some interesting new questions.
“We wanted to create Homelander’s worst nightmare.”
Why make Stormfront a woman? Showrunner Eric Kripke says it has everything to do with The Boys’ steal-y eyed, American flag cape-wearing leader.
“We wanted to create Homelander’s worst nightmare,” he says, “and his worst nightmare would be a strong woman who wasn’t afraid of him who would proceed to steal his spotlight. I think that would hurt him way more than if it were a male character because he is a gaping hole of insecurity.”