Amazon has a hit on its hands with The Boys.  At times like a breath of fresh air in this over-crowded superhero market place.  Guns, bloody violence, death, premier league swearing.  It could be glorious to behold and very enjoyable.

It did all this while deviating significantly from the source material in places. This looks set to continue with the unveiling of a new character who is dramatically different to the comic equivalent.

Aya Cash will play Stormfront in the second season.

In the comics, Stormfront is a male white supremacist.  The ability to control the weather makes the character very powerful, on par with Homelander, and like Thor, Shazam and Storm from X-Men all rolled into one, but with a burning hatred of all other races.
The TV series appears to be going in a completely different direction. First up, a total gender switch. What about her character? Cash herself says:

“…you start off this season thinking she’s one thing and then discover she’s another.”

She goes on to say that her character stands up to Homelander, and says she will have a big impact on The Seven:

“I think Stormfront is like a nuclear bomb that goes off in the Seven. Maybe nuclear bomb isn’t the right word. We’re in Chernobyl. There you go. It’s a Chernobyl thing.

I think she’s here to blow up Vought. She’s here to try to get Vought back to the original idea behind creating superheroes… And she can be quite the feminist. There’s a lot of, I wouldn’t say misdirect, but she also is a very empowered woman.

She’s really social-media-savvy, where Homelander doesn’t really have anything to do with that. Someone else is always running his accounts. He’s almost like a Don Draper-era character and she’s very young and new and fresh, and that’s a massive challenge for him.

There are quite a few times where you’ll identify with her as an audience member or agree with what she says. I think [those] are the most dangerous people.”

The rest of the cast roster all return including Karl Urban as Billy Butcher and Antony Starr as Homelander.  Those two characters leaving us with one hell of a cliffhanger at the end of season 1.

Amazon has yet to announced a premiere date for the new episodes.

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