The Umbrella Academy Season 2 is finally here! We know something big about the quirky superhero show’s return. The family returned on July 31, 2020.
Based on the comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá , The Umbrella Academy follows the dysfunctional Hargreeves children .
The Umbrella Academy helped bring a new kind of superhero story to Netflix, not only did the series generate plenty of online chatter for Netflix, but it’s pretty clear that showrunner Steve Blackmen anticipated The Umbrella Academy Season 2 all along.
How season 2 will resolve season one’s massive time-travel related cliffhanger.
We’re heading to Dallas in the 60s , where the Hargreeves siblings have been scattered to time after the events of season 1st finale .
They now have to reunite to face a nuclear threat, and it’s down to Five to bring The Umbrella Academy back together.
Five warned his family that time-jumping them all at once to escape the Vany Apocalypse was risky, and The Umbrella Academy season 2 proves he was right.
The siblings are all catapulted to Dallas, Texas at different points in the 1960s. Separate from each other and unable to locate Five, the Umbrella Academy has to figure out how to survive on their while yet another doomsday looms.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Cast
The whole Hargreeves crew will be back , naturally. This includes Number One Luther ( Tom Hopper) , Number Two Diego ( David Castañda), 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).
Netflix has announced a trio of newcomers for The Umbrella Academy Season 2 , all of whom are set as regulars .
Yusuf Gatewood (Good Omens, The Originals) 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.
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 humour.
Marine Ireland ( The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Sneaky Pete) 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 The Umbrella Academy comic book series so it will be interesting to see how they shake out .
Being based on a non-Marvel comic clearly didn’t hurt the series popularity at all. Let’s hope for more seasons of it .
The Umbrella Academy comic book series was published by Dark Horse Comics and currently encompasses three volumes, with fourth in development.
The show is running on Netflix, grab your popcorn or favorite snack and start binge watching!