Only a handful of days after announcing a new trio of supes, The Boys has revealed it’s adding a classic femme fatale from the comics. Laurie Holden has officially joined the cast of the hit Amazon series as Crimson Countess, a long-time associate of Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy. The character is capable of flight and heat generation and acts as a member of Soldier Boys’ super-team Payback. Designed as a play on Marvel’s Scarlet Witch, the Countess will no doubt play a role in Soldier Boy’s storyline. More than likely, she will be part of a group with the recently announced Ground Hawk and Supersonic. In the lore of the franchise, Crimson Countess is a moniker that dates back to Vought’s WWII days. The hero even received a bit of a tease during the show’s second season.
Holden is best known for her role as Andrea on AMC’s smash-hit The Walking Dead, which she played for the show’s first handful of seasons. She also had a recurring role in the cult favorite series The X-Files. More recently, she was seen on The Americans and Proven Innocent. She has also worked on a variety of films, as the actress appeared in Frank Darabont’s The Mist, an adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel. She even had a small role in 2005’s original Fantastic Four film, as Ben Grimm’s fiancé Debbie. The Boys will be Holden’s first high-profile role since being killed off on The Walking Dead, and her resumé indicates she’ll do wonders in the spotlight once again.