Exclusive: Aya Cash teases what’s to come in season 2 of The Boys
While chatting with the You’re the Worst alum for her role in the upcoming horror-comedy Scare Me, ComingSoon.net got to explore The Boys‘ second season a bit deeper with Aya Cash as well as what’s to come from her chilling villain Stormfront!
With six of the eight episodes currently airing and audiences finally starting to see Stormfront’s true colors, Cash feels “grateful” that the season is far enough along that she can finally exhale and talk a bit more about the secretive nature behind her menacing character.
“At the beginning in the first three episodes, the cliffhanger is very intense and the switch feels so drastic and is so disgusting and upsetting who she actually is that I’m glad we’re a little further past that so we can have better conversations around it,” Cash expressed. “I’m really looking forward to it all being out so that we can talk about it, because there are Stormfronts in this world, there is a literal Stormfront in this world, and I do think the conversations need to be had around it, so I’m looking to not having partial conversations but being able to look at it fully.”
In addition to the introduction of her character, one of the major changes coming in to the second season has been the decision to release the episodes in a weekly format rather than the typical streaming plan of debuting it all at once and it has split audiences, with some arguing decrying their inability to binge it all at once while others are showing appreciation for being left wanting more. Though she also finds herself going “back and forth,” Cash ultimately sees the better in the model as outweighing some of the bad.
“With those first three episodes coming out and the cliffhanger everyone’s going, ‘What?!’ and having to sit with it for a week, but that’s also a good thing because we should be thinking about these things quicker than the passing moment,” Cash stated. “I think what this season is trying to deal with, in terms of white supremacy, is not a conversation you should think about for a weekend after you binge, it’s something you should be continuing to have. Obviously The Boys is not the only conversation about this happening right now, but it’s helpful to have time to have that discussion. As an actor, it was really hard because I want to answer all the questions, I want to say, ‘Don’t worry, this will happen’ or ‘This is going to explain this,’ she is a bad guy, this is not us saying, ‘Whoops she said something stupid,’ this was done with intention. I think a little time is nice in this rapid-fire time and because of the pandemic and the way people are watching, let’s draw it out a little bit so that people can enjoy it for a longer time.”
Though still having to keep many of the plot details for the remaining two episodes close to the belt, Cash did tease that audiences are in for one specific treat with Stormfront in the coming weeks.
“I think you’ll see — there is one of the best fight scenes coming up,” Cash excitedly revealed. “There’s been trailers that have little tiny clips of it so that’s not a spoiler, but there’s a huge fight coming to Stormfront.”
In Season 2, The Boys are 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.
The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the supergroup known as “The Seven.” The show retains most of the comics (available for purchase here) boundary-pushing violence and sexuality while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame.
The series was created by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who are responsible for another subversive comic book-inspired series, AMC’s Preacher, and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.
Season 1 is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, with the first six episodes available to stream now! Scare Me is set to debut on Shudder on October 1!