Though burnt and crippled by Homelander (Antony Starr) at the end of the season 2 finale of The Boys, Stormfront (Aya Cash) is very much alive. But will the Nazi supe return for the upcoming season 3 of the Amazon series?
Is Aya Cash coming back in season 3?
In a recent interview with Metacritic, Cash confirmed that she’s not part of The Boys season 3, but will be watching the new batch of episodes as a fan.
“The Boys [season 3] comes out on June 3rd and I’ll be watching with the rest of you guys, unfortunately. That’s my update,” the actress told the website when asked if she has any news about Stormfront returning to the series.
Why did Aya Cash who plays Stormfront leave The Boys?
Cash joined the cast of The Boys as a series regular in season 2, and because her contract for the series was only for a year, it isn’t really surprising that she won’t be returning for season 3. She, however, told ComicBook.com last year that she would most certainly down for a comeback.
“I had a wonderful experience on The Boys, I was always signed up for one year, so who knows?” Cash shared with news website at the time. “If the writers have something for me to do, I will absolutely be there. I think Stormfront’s story has been told very well, in terms of the arc of what happened, but if they want me back, I will be back in a second.”
After all, a Vought News Network episode released last October confirmed that Stormfront is far from dead, suggesting that fans may have not seen the last of her.
In the in-world newscast Seven on 7, news anchor Cameron Coleman (Matthew Edison) reported that Stormfront is “securely locked away” in an undisclosed location, adding that her loyal supporters, the Storm Chasers, have continued to advocate the supe’s vision of the future, despite the horrific charges that have been filed against her. Though the Storm Chasers have been consistently demanding that Stormfront’s whereabouts be made public, Vogue executives have remained mum on the matter.
On the other hand, whether or not Cash reprise her role as Stormfront in the future, showrunner Eric Kripke thinks the show has already given the best poetic ending for the character.
“No, she’s not dead! She’s Stumpfront! She’s a stumpy little Nazi. She’s actually not dead,” Kripke told TVLine in 2020. “What we thought was interesting is, if you remember, she ages very, very slowly. So the best poetic ending for that character is someone who so believed in some kind of pure race finds herself mutilated and having to live with it for potentially centuries felt like a fate worse than death for her. So no, Stumpfront is not dead. Hashtag Stumpfront lives!”
How old is Aya Cash?
Born on July 13th, 1982, Cash is just 39 years old. So even though she won’t be back for The Boys season 3, her fans can still catch her in a number of projects, including Showtime’s upcoming anthology drama The First Lady, in which she will play the recurring role of Esther Liebowitz.
Best known for her role as Gretchen Cutler in the FX/FXX dark comedy series You’re the Worst, Cash also recently starred as Cheryl Peterson in the short-lived Fox mockumentary sitcom Welcome to Flatch, and as Katie Rayburn in the Hulu miniseries The Girl from Plainville.