Hollywood has a decent appetite when it comes to superheroes and Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy (though it has adapted the genre), keeps the ball rolling.
In a nutshell, the show which is an adaptation, from Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, revolves around the unconventional superhero family that reunites to solve the mystery of their father’s death, which develops into the threat of the entire destruction of earth.
The first season was a significant hit as it kept the viewers entertained through its fast paced storytelling yet keeping the suspense intact. This drama, action, sci-fi and a tidbit of horror of a Netflix show has other season in store for its fans and here’s everything we know about the Umbrella Academy Season 2.
- Plot of Season 1: What did it offer and where it left?
- What can we expect from Umbrella Academy Season 2?
- Cast of Umbrella Academy Season 2: who’s in the show?
- When Is the Umbrella Academy Season 2 Release Date?
Plot of Season 1: What did it offer and where it left?
Season 1 centred on Number 5’s attempts to stop the apocalypse after he accidentally traveled ahead forward in future as a child to find out the end of the world. The show apparently starts when Number 5 makes it back to the present at which point he realizes that all his superhero siblings have become adults.
As now 5 has discovered how the world ends, it prompts him to make efforts and stop it, but he fails. It turns out that, the sister Vanya (Ellen Page) they all underestimated and thought was apparently powerless was the reason behind the destruction.
Their adopted father had suppressed her evil abilities as a child. When Allison faces Vanya in the final fight, she thinks that she successfully saved the world without killing her sister. But to everyone’s surprise, it wasn’t over yet. One of Vanya’s energy beams hits the moon and splits into pieces, which come hurtling down to Earth.
At this point, Number 5 decides to travel through time once more, and takes his siblings along with him. The final episode of the season ends with them vanishing into time right before a city is destructed.
What can we expect from Season 2?
Frankly, The Umbrella Academy season 1 finale left plenty of threads dangling still to be explored.
If fan theories are to be believed then the season two will most likely demonstrate the siblings struggling with their mission to rescue the world just how they did in the first. But for that, they will have to maintain a team; and involve their sister Vanya. However, this is just an estimate and only an official trailer can give us a proper sneak peek of the most awaited second season’s plot.
Cast of Umbrella Academy Season 2: who’s in the show?
The cast of the series includes Ellen Page who plays a meek musician with almost no power called Vanya Hargreeves or Number Seven; Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves or Number One plays a powerful astronaut; Davis Castañeda potrays Diego Hargreeves or Number Two who is able to control the projectile of anything he throws.
Emmy Raver Lampman plays Allison Hargreeves or Number Three, who is a celebrity that vests powers to control minds; Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves or Number Four, who can communicate with the dead. While, Aiden Gallagher as Number Five, that can travel through space and time and Justin H. Min as Ben Hargreeves or Number Six, makes for a spiritual, tentacle-wielding sibling.
With this the makers have also announced the three newcomers that include the likes of Ritu Arya as Lila, Yusuf Gatewood as Raymond and Marin Ireland as Sissy.
When Is The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Release Date?
By now, fans can expect that the makers have wrapped up the production work and that Netflix is putting the finishing touches on Umbrella Academy Season 2.
They had also released a tweeted several stylized posters for the show earlier this month which got netizens talking. Although, Netflix is yet to make an official announcement for the same; speculations are rife that the upcoming season is set for an August release this year. So, fans can expect a fall 2020 release for the Umbrella Academy Season 2.