Ackles plays Soldier Boy in Season 3 of Prime Video's superhero satire.
Eric Kripke doesn't hold back while sharing his opinion of the NRA and how the gun debate is presented in Season 3 of Amazon's hit streaming series.
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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for “The Boys” Season 2 Episodes 1-3.)By the end of Episode 3 of “The Boys” Season 2, viewers learn that series newcomer Aya Cash’s character, Stormfront, “is a racist piece of garbage.”That’s how showrunner Eric Kripke described the newest member of the Supes of the Seven, who kills Kimiko’s (Karen Fukuhara) brother, Kenji, — a man who has been given Compound V and turned into a “super terrorist” — and takes quite a lot of pleasure in slaughtering the “f—ing yellow bastard.”Up until that fight, the audience is led to believe Stormfront is a social-media savvy superhero trying to bring some progressive change to Vought.Also Read: 'The Boys': Antony Starr on Homelander and Becca's 'Super Twisted' Parenting Arrangement“We sort of intentionally misdirected that in the beginning [of Season 2] for the frankly disturbing reason that, if you look at a lot of nationalism and white supremacy these days, it’s online,” Kripke told TheWrap, referring to keeping the secret of Stormfront’s dark side throughout the first three episodes of Season 2, which all launched on Amazon Prime Video Friday.“It couches itself in very savvy, friendly terms to attract young people. And we wanted to reflect that, because hate doesn’t come at you with a big neon sign that says, ‘Hey, we’re hate.’ They come at you in pretty insidious and attractive packages because they know how social media works. So we wanted a character that when you first met her you’d be like, ‘Oh, wow. What a free thinker. She’s so attractive and interesting.’ And then you sort of reveal that she’s peddling the same s–t that people having been peddling for a thousand years.”Stormfront kills Kimiko’s (a.k.a. The Female) brother Kenji (played by Abraham Lim) at the climax of a giant fight in an apartment building, where she has murdered residents to get to the “super villain.” Kenji is killed by Stormfront while Kimiko looks on in terror, having just been in the middle of an attempt to turn her brother back to the “good” side before her, Butcher (Karl Urban), Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso) and Frenchie (Tomer Capon) have to turn him into the authorities.Also Read: How 'The Boys' Faced 'A Metric S-- Ton of Pressure' in Crafting Season 2Kripke says there’s no way this traumatizing event is going to be something that Kimiko lets slide.“Yes, we are definitely heading towards a Kimiko/Stormfront showdown,” he told us. “Kimiko is somebody you do not want to cross and I would say Stormfront has crossed her in a pretty bad way.”So that’s what Stormfront’s racist agenda means for The Boys, but what about the other Supes? Well, Homelander (Antony Starr) is the only one of them who witnessed that behavior and what he really cares about more than anything right now is how she’s stealing his thunder.Also Read: Fall TV 2020: All the Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows - So Far (Photos)“At the end of Episode 3, she really does reveal her true colors in a number of ways and really presents a threat on a number of levels for Homelander,” Starr told us. “She makes it very clear that she wants The Seven to be hers and that’s really– I mean, Homelander’s identity is based on upon his position within Vought as the leader of The Seven. So naturally, there is going to be a battle. There is going to be blood. There are going to be issues between the two. And taking down that super villain in Episode 3 was going to be Homelander’s way back into the group, and regaining some of that territory that he feels he’s lost. And she very clearly puts him on the back foot and it’s great.”As for where things go from here, Starr says that as bad as you might think Homelander has been throughout “The Boys” Season 1 and the first few episodes of Season 2, he thinks “Stormfront is worse.”“And I think most people should think she’s worse and it all becomes very clear as the season goes,” he said. “She really is such a big threat for Homelander and she’s definitely, because of the way she comes in, she’s a whole new kettle of fish for him. She doesn’t respect him and she puts him publicly on the spot right off the bat. So she’s a whole new group of issues for him to deal with and he’s gotta come up with a new approach and fast.”A new episode of Season 2 of “The Boys” premieres next Friday, Sept. 11, on Amazon Prime Video.Read original story ‘The Boys’ Showrunner Eric Kripke on ‘Frankly Disturbing’ Twist for Aya Cash’s Stormfront At TheWrap
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Ahead of its second season, “The Boys” is already looking towards Season 3, adding “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles, who will play portray Soldier Boy.Soldier Boy is known as “the original superhero,” who fought in World War II and became “the first super celebrity, and a mainstay of American culture for decades.”“When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I’m happy to say that dream has come true,” said Showrunner and Executive Producer Eric Kripke. ” Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first Superhero, he’ll bring so much humor, pathos, and danger to the role. I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of ‘Supernatural’ to ‘The Boys’.”Also Read: Why 'The Boys' Gender-Flipped Stormfront With Aya CashAckles is best known for his role as one half of the Winchester brothers, Dean, alongside Jared Padalecki. The longrunning CW drama is set to finally end its run this fall, which was delayed from this past spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kripke, of course, created the drama for The CW’s predecessor network, The WB.“The Boys” returns for its second season on Sept. 4.View this post on Instagram I keep wondering what I’ll do….when @cw_supernatural finally ends this year. Then it hit me. *volume ⬆️A post shared by Jensen Ackles (@jensenackles) on Aug 17, 2020 at 9:04am PDTRead original story ‘The Boys’ Casts Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy for Season 3 At TheWrap
From Supernatural to superhero: Jensen Ackles has joined the Season 3 cast of Amazon Prime's The Boys, reuniting him with onetime Supernatural boss Eric Kripke. Ackles will portray Soldier Boy, who after he fought in World War II became the first "super celebrity" and a mainstay of American culture for decades. “When I was a […]
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Ahead of its series premiere next week, Amazon has given an early Season 2 renewal to its superhero drama series The Boys. The streaming network made the announcement Friday at San Diego Comic-Con. Additionally, Amazon confirmed that You're the Worst alum Aya Cash will join the Season 2 cast as Stormfront. Deadline previously reported that […]