HBO Has Another Superhero Satire Starring Aya Cash

A new superhero comedy satire is in the works at HBO, and Aya Cash, known for her role in The Boys, will be joining the series. Titled The Franchise, the series homes in on the “secret chaos” during the production of a superhero movie. The logline for the series captures it best, teasing, “every fuck-up has an origin story.”

Aya Cash will be joining the series as a character named Anita, and that’s all we have on her character at this stage. She’ll be working alongside a cast including Jessica Hynes, Lolly Adefope, Isaac Powell, Darren Goldstein and Billy Magnussen. Richard E. Grant, known for his work on Loki and Daniel Brühl, known as Zola in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will feature in the series as guest stars. 

The Boys.
Stormfront. (Picture: Amazon Prime).

The Franchise will be helmed by Sam Mendes, best known for directing multiple James Bond films (Skyfall and Spectre) and the acclaimed war drama 1917. Jon Brown, a writer and executive producer on Succession, will serve as showrunner and has penned the pilot. Armando Iannucci will join the series in a executive producer capacity. 

The series is expected to begin production once (eventually) the various writer strikes are resolved, so we could be waiting for some time. Cash left an unforgettable impression as Stormfront during her time on The Boys, and such a role makes her well-versed for the world of superheroes and satire. The Franchise, conceptually speaking, should be the perfect fit for Cash.

The Boys universe is set to expand with the upcoming spin-off Gen V, while the parent series was recently green-lit for Season 5. 

Matt Bailey

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