The Umbrella Academy Season 2- Release Date, Cast, and the Plot

Umbrella Academy season 1 was a huge success but what fans can expect from Umbrella Academy season 2. After Netflix eventually canceled all of their marvel series, they have come up with their own superheroes show “The Umbrella Academy”. 

Umbrella Academy gained a massive fan following after season 1. According to Netflix, the series was watched by 45 million users and every user has watched 70 percent of the show. The show is based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s comic book series.

After a massive success of the season 1, its a great news for all Umbrella Academy fans, the series has officially been confirmed for season 2.

Steve Blackman, who is the creator of “The Umbrella Academy” said in an interview that 

“I hope we get a second and third and fourth season, but I knew that having a great ending is important for Netflix as a streamer.

“You really want people to say, ‘I’ve got to come back and watch what happens’. That was ultimate in my mind.”

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The premise of the show

On October 1, 1989, with no signs of pregnancy 43 women from different parts of the world give birth. The scary part is there were no signs of pregnancy until the labor pain started. Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) adopts seven children out of 43 and builds a team of superheroes, he calls them “The Umbrella Academy”. He gives them a number instead of a name Number One /Luther played by Tom Hopper, Number Two/Diego played by David Castañeda, Number Three/Allison played by Emmy Raver-Lampman, Number Four/Klaus played by Robert Sheehan, Number Five played by Aidan Gallagher, Number Six/Ben played by Justin H. Min and Number Seven/Vanya played by Ellen Page.

Umbrella Academy season 2 release date

Since its a superhero TV series, it does take some time to bring the show to life. It has a lot of special effects, different technologies being used to create a great visual experience to the viewers, the proper shoot of VFX scenes. Steve Blackman once said that it takes 18 months to complete a series. Season 1 was announced in July 2017, filming of the show was started in January 2018 and finally, it was premiered in February 2019

The cast and crew of The Umbrella Academy season 2 started shooting from June 2019. We first expected it to get completed by the end of 2020. But it might be back sooner than we expected because on October 29 Netflix took to Instagram and posted a selfie with the cast of Umbrella Academy and captioned it with “Umbrella Academy s2 is coming soon”. Their official social account confirmed that the filming of season 2 has been finished. 

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Umbrella Academy season 2 cast – Who is coming back

All the main cast members from The Umbrella Academy season 1 are of course expected to return, while three new additions have also been confirmed. Joining The Umbrella Academy season 2 cast are Ritu Arya, Marin Ireland, and Yusuf Gatewood, all in roles not adapted from the comics. Arya (Humans) will play Lila, a chameleon with a brilliant intellect but an unstable mentality, along with a dark sense of humor. Ireland (Sneaky Pete) plays Sissy, a Texas mom who regrets getting married at such a young age, but remains fearless and optimistic about her future. Finally, Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals) plays Raymond, a kind, natural leader and devoted husband that people can’t help but gravitate towards.

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All the main characters are expected to return for season 2.

  • Vanya played by Ellen Page
  • Luther played by Tom Hopper
  • Allison played by Emmy Raver-Lampman
  • Klaus played by Robert Sheehan
  • Diego played by David Castañeda
  • Number Five played by Aidan Gallagher
  • Ben played by Ethan Hwang

There are few new additions as well

  • Ritu Arya
  • Marin Ireland
  • Yusuf Gatewood

 These are new characters and not adopted from the original comic book. 

Ritu Arya will play the character of Lila, she is a chameleon with extraordinary intellectual powers however she is mentally unstable, She also has a twisted sense of humor.  

Ireland plays Sissy, she is a no-nonsense fearless mum from Texas. She got married at a very young age and now regretting the same. 

Yusuf Gatewood plays Raymond, He is a devoted husband and a born leader. People can’t help but admire his qualities.

There’s every chance that their adoptive father Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) will return in the form of flashbacks, as he did throughout the first series (that could also be the case with their robot mum Grace Hargreeves, played by Jordan Claire Robbins)

There is also a high possibility that Sir Reginald Hargreeves would also return to the S2 in bits and pieces. He will appear in flashbacks just like the way he did in season 1. Robot mum played by Jordan Claire Robbins could also be seen in the second season.

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Umbrella Academy season 2 plot

At the end of season 1, Hargeeves kids traveled back in time with the help of Five’s power. She saved her siblings from getting killed. In the new season, we will see them in a new location at a new time as they try to figure out what exactly happened with the. They will also try to figure out how to deal with Vanya, who caused the apocalypse and still remains a threat. Just before the time travel, we can see all seven as kids except Five. This means wherever they are traveling in time, they will be kids with knowledge of adults. There is a high possibility that Ben would also return since all seven are reverting back to kids.

However, the Netflix series isn’t following the same pattern as the comics, so don’t rely on Way and Bá’s source material to predict what will happen. In ‘Apocalypse Suite’, the kids manage to save the world from being destroyed, with ‘Dallas’ going on to focus on Number Five and the assassination of JFK, which he has been ordered to carry out.

If you are planning to read Way and Ba’s material to know what will happen next to the series then it would be no use. Since Netflix is not following the same storyline as the comics.

 Let’s hope that season 2 is as good as season 1!!

Will there be a season 2 of the umbrella academy?

Yes,There will be The Umbrella Academy season 2, it was confirmed by Netflix in April 2019.

When is Umbrella Academy Season 2 releasing?

The Umbrella Academy season 2 release date would be probably August 2020.

Is there a trailer for the Umbrella Academy Season 2?

Yes there is trailer which announced that the season 2 will be coming soon.


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