Just when you thought the second season of Amazon's The Boys could not get any wilder, the finale upped the ante still further, revealing shocking new twists and gory final moments for major characters. The third season of the show has already been greenlit, and the cast and crew recently spoke about what audiences can expect for the next, ever more explosive season of the show. (WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Let's start with everyone's favorite nazi superheroine Stormfront, who went from being Homelander's rival to his bedfellow to a surrogate mother to his son, to ashes, in the final episode of season 2 after being at the receiving end of Homelander's son's budding superpowers. Despite Aya Cash only having signed on to play Stormfront for one season so far, showrunner Eric Kripke hinted the story is far from over for her character.
"Yeah, [Stormfront's] not dead. What was important for us is, we felt a fate worse than death for that stumpy little Nazi was for someone who's so believed in some kind of Aryan master race to become mutilated for potentially decades or centuries. I mean, she ages very slow. So being trapped in that state felt like the right punishment for her. We call her Stumpfront now, and she richly deserves it."
Stormfront's opposite in many ways was Billy Butcher's wife Becca, who was presumed dead in the first season, but was revealed to be alive and caring for Homelander's son in Season 2. Unfortunately, being kind and compassionate as opposed to crazy and psychotic was not enough to keep Becca alive past the second season. According to Kripke, Becca's fate was sealed right from the original season in order to fuel Billy Butcher's vendetta against supes.
"We looked at any version of keeping her alive and we found that the show ended whenever she was alive. [Billy] Butcher was just way too functional and complete a person. And we need to create this major wound in this character, so we could keep playing his anger moving forward."
Finally, we come to the breakout character of The Boys, the sociopathic man-child masquerading as Earth's Greatest Hero Homelander, played to chilling perfection by Antony Starr. Season 2 saw the character on more of a backfoot than before, feeling threatened by Stormfront, humiliated by Vought CEO Stan Edgar, and clueless as to how to be a father figure to his son. Moving forward, Starr said Homelander has had enough of being pushed around, and Season 3 will see the character finally cutting loose.
"There are two words that Eric has said to me about Season 3. His description for Homelander Season 3 was, 'Two words, homicidal maniac.' That's all I know. I'm actually looking forward to seeing Homelander off the leash. It'll be really fun, just seeing him go unhinged and exact revenge. If you look at the end of Season 2, some people should be more scared than others, for sure. William Butcher should always have an alarm bell ringing in his head, and I think some other people have firmly put themselves in the line of fire for Season 3. It should be a lot of fun."
Amazon Studios' The Boys features an ensemble cast of Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, Chace Crawford as the Deep, Antony Starr as Homelander, Aya Cash as Stormfront and Simon Pegg as Hughie's dad. New episodes of Season 2 release Fridays on Amazon Prime Video. This news first appeared at Collider.