The Boys Showrunner Confirms Homelander Is Absolutely a Donald Trump Analogue


Eric Kripke, showrunner for Prime Video’s The Boys, has revealed that Antony Starr’s Homelander has “always” been meant to represent Donald Trump.

The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke has confirmed that series antagonist Homelander, played by Antony Starr, is meant to be analogous to former U.S. President Donald Trump.

“[Homelander has] always been a Trump analogue for me. I’ll admit to being a little more bald this season than I have in past seasons. But the world is getting more coarse and less elegant. The urgency of our team’s writing reflects that,” Kripke told Rolling Stone during a recent interview. “We’re angrier and more scared as the years go on, so that is just being reflected in our writing. But part of it is where Homelander’s story naturally goes. He has this really combustible mix of complete weakness and insecurity, and just horrible power and ambition, and it’s just such a deadly combo. Of course he would feel…

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