The Umbrella Academy helped bring a new kind of superhero story to Netflix, and now the streaming service has greenlit The Umbrella Academy Season 2. No big surprise there!
Not only did The Umbrella Academy generate plenty of online chatter for Netflix, but it’s pretty clear that showrunner Steve Blackman anticipated The Umbrella Academy season 2 all along. The show’s first season ends on about as cliffhanger-y a cliffhanger as possible with the central Umbrella Academy kids heading off into the past to parts and times unknown.
Now that season 2 is a go, here’s everything you need to know about the show:
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Release Date
The Umbrella Academy season 2 finally has a release date! The Hargreeves family returns on July 31, 2020.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Trailer
Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for The Umbrella Academy season 2. And with it comes some pretty important answers. When is the Hargreeves gang following Five’s time jump at the end of season 1? Dallas in the early ’60s. Seems like there might be a big event of the horizon…
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Cast
Netflix has announced a trio of newcomers for The Umbrella Academy Season 2, all of whom are set as series regulars (pictured immediately below left-to-right).
Ritu Arya (Humans, Doctors) will play Lila, “a chameleon who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires. Unpredictable, mischievous and sarcastic, Lila’s gifted with a twisted sense of humor.”
Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals, Good Omens) will play Raymond, “a born leader with the smarts, gravitas, and the confidence to never have to prove it to anyone. He is warm, dedicated and has the innate ability to disarm you with a look. A devoted husband, he’s the kind of guy everyone wants to know.”
Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete, The Miseducation of Cameron Post) will play Sissy, “a fearless, no-nonsense Texas mom who married young for all the wrong reasons. Still in her prime, she’s eager to rediscover what life and love has to offer.”
None of these characters have obvious analogues in the second volume of The Umbrella Academy comic book series so it will be interesting to see how they shake out.
The whole Hargreeves crew will be back, naturally. This includes Number One Luther (Tom Hopper), Number Two Diego (David Castañeda), Number Three Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Number Four Klaus (Robert Sheehan), Number Five (Aiden Gallagher), the dearly departed Number Six Ben (Justin Min), and Number Seven Vanya (Ellen Page).
Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), Pogo, and Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige) are dead but anything can happen when time travel is involved. Hazel (Cameron Britton) and Agnes (Sheila McCarthy) are out there in time somewhere.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Photos
Netflix has provided some first look photos for The Umbrella Academy season 2 that reveals the Hargreeves kids to be very much unstuck in time.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Character Posters
One of the biggest questions going into The Umbrella Academy season 2 is “when” exactly is the Umbrella Academy? Well this latest batch of season 2 character posters may provide some clues. I’m no sartorial genius, but a lot of this garb screams late ’60s/early ’70s.
It may also be worth noting that Netflix uploaded those photos in a very specific order on both Twitter and Instagram. The order is as follows: 6-4-3-1-2-7-5.
What’s the significance there? Beats us. But if Harry Potter has taught us nothing else, it’s that 6-2-4-4-2 spells “Magic” on a phone keypad. Best we can glean from that Umbrella Academy character poster code is “Mid-ask.” So uh…do with that what you will.
Here’s the groovy full poster for the season as well…
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Story Details
Netflix’s official synopsis for The Umbrella Academy season 2 reads:
Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right – the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which – spoiler alert! – turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?). Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. But seriously, no pressure or anything.
Previously, The Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman shared a bit of news from season 2’s production. That script sure does look like the script for season 2 episode 1. “Right Back Where We Started” is an excellent choice of title for a season that will presumably take The Umbrella Academy right back where they started.
The Umbrella Academy Season 1 adapted the majority of the comic’s first volume, “Apocalypse Suite,” with a little bit of the second volume, “Dallas” thrown in. The Umbrella Academy creator Gerard Way told us that he anticipates more of “Dallas” in The Umbrella Academy season 2.
“When all said and done there’s eight graphic novels planned total,” Way said. “We’re two series ahead of the show and I think right now there’s only been a couple things used from ‘Dallas’ so I think if there’s a potential season two you would see some things potentially from ‘Dallas.'”
We delved further into exactly what from “Dallas” and volume 3 “Hotel Oblivion,” could be included in The Umbrella Academy season 2 here.