To whet our appetites before its July release, Netflix has released some first look images of The Umbrella Academy Season Two and they’re as wonderfully kooky as you’d expect from the superhero show.
For those that don’t know, here is the synopsis for Season Two:
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.
The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The show is produced by Universal Content Productions for Netflix, with Steve Blackman serving as executive producer and showrunner, and additional EPs Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way, and Gabriel Bá.
It stars Ellen Page as Vanya/The White Violin, Tom Hooper as Luther/Spaceboy, Robert Sheehan as Klaus/The Séance, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison/The Rumor, David Castañeda as Diego/The Kraken, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five/The Boy, Mary J Blige as Cha-Cha, Cameron Britton as Hazel, Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves/The Monocle, Adam Godley as Pogo and John Magaro as Leonard Peabody.
The Umbrella Academy season 2 launches on Netflix 31st July 2020