The second season of The Umbrella Academy has its release date! Finally!
The cast of the Netflix sci-fi/superhero series has come together – while being apart – for an isolation dance in a Date Announcement promo. Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min deliver some moves to “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany. That track is certainly timely now, ‘coz, ya know, iso. It’s also, of course, a big throwback to the first season’s pilot and a nice way to get that excitement building for the second season, which we now know will arrive on JULY 31st.
Season 1 (spoilers) culminated in quite the cliffhanger: these troubled gifted individuals finally standing together as a family – just as the world meets its end. And then, Five transports them away. What time period have they shot off to?!
Can’t wait for season 2!
Netflix’s official synopsis for The Umbrella Academy season 1:
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeve’s passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
The Umbrella Academy is based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The live-action series stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige, and is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Jeff F. King (Hand of God), Bluegrass Television, and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá will serve as co-executive producers.