Amazon’s The Boys celebrated Mother’s Day and teased the upcoming release of Season 2 with a creepy video featuring Antony Starr’s Homelander.
The short promo, which was shared on Twitter, rehashed Homelander’s Season 1 romance with Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue). The clip reminded fans of the pair’s dysfunctional relationship with the caption, “One thing supes aren’t immune to: Mommy Issues.”
As the leader of the superhero team known as the Seven, Homelander is the de facto villain of The Boys. The megalomaniac super committed horrific crimes, like creating superhero terrorists and allowing a plane full of innocent passengers to fall to their death. Stillwell was also a big part of Season 1 as the vice president of Vought International and the woman who tried to keep Homelander in check.
Despite Homelander and Stillwell’s romance, the season finale came to a head when Homelander’s jealousy got the better of him. Just like Homelander and the rest of the show’s characters, Shue’s portrayal of Stillwell made her more complicated than just a corporate face. This was emphasized by her creepy relationship with Homelander and some of the show’s most graphic scenes, thanks to uncomfortable breastfeeding sequences.
While The Boys focused on the group of supe-hating vigilantes, Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher wasn’t the only one at odds with Homelander. The Seven members Starlight and Queen Maeve went up against Homelander in the first run of episodes, but there will be a new female presence for him to lock horns with in Season 2, which is set to introduce the character Stormfront. Homelander may have bested the women of Season 1, but — with Stormfront described as a cross between Thor and Shazam — don’t expect her to be bullied by him.
Amazon Studios’ The Boys stars 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 and Simon Pegg as Hughie’s dad. A Season 2 premiere date has not yet been announced.
Amazon celebrated the upcoming release of The Boys Season 2 with a Mother's Day tribute to Homelander and his mommy issues with Madelyn Stillwell.