The first season finale ended on a massive cliffhanger and looks the show is coming sooner than we thought.
The Hargreeves are coming back for a second season and we cannot be any more excited. Netflix has finally announced the premiere date of The Umbrella Academy season 2 after a long wait. The White Violin, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Seance, and The Boy are all officially returning for a second run on the streaming giant on July 31 this year. Netflix released a video of this exceptional set of heroes and announced the news and honestly, it has made our day.
The Umbrella Academy is one of those shows that showed the audience a different and new kind of superhero story. Not only did the show generate a huge amount of revenue, but it was also pretty clear that showrunner Steve Blackman knew it will return for a second run. The first season finale ended on a massive cliffhanger as the entire Hargreeves family traveled into the past unknown.
The Umbrella Academy is based on a comic book series of the same name. The comic book is illustrated by Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics. The second season will see the return of Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H, who will reprise their respective roles. Among new faces, Ritu Arya, Marin Ireland, and Yusuf Gatewood have joined the second season.
On October 1, 1989 seven extraordinary humans were born. On July 31, 2020, they return. pic.twitter.com/tlJQoxt9Ho— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) May 18, 2020
Steve Blackman will also be returning as the showrunner and according to a report by Deadline, he has already signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix in February. Blackman will also serve as executive producer along with Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, and Keith Goldberg. The co-executive producers of the second season are Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.
The first season followed the majority of the comic’s first volume, “Apocalypse Suite" and a little bit of the second volume "Dallas”. Gerard Way, in a conversation with Den of Geek, said, "When all said and done there are eight graphic novels planned total. We’re two series ahead of the show and I think right now there’s only been a couple of things used from Dallas’ so I think if there’s a potential season two you would see some things potentially from ‘Dallas.'”
Ellen Page, on her new role as White Violin, said, "For me, it’s gonna be so interesting to explore Vanya. It’s like Vanya 2.0 – less repressed and what does that mean in the good ways and bad kinda thing.” Robert Sheehan, who plays the role of Klaus Hargreeves said that he really appreciates how Klaus had transformed. He said, "He’s constantly emerging into this new self. He’s a butterfly that refuses to leave the cocoon, or he keeps going back into it. I’d love to see Klaus re-formed as something else, different completely. Hopefully, if the murmurings are to be believed, that’s kind of where we’re headed. I think he’s in a constant state of change and that would bring much excitement for me."
The synopsis of the show reads, "On the same day in October 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."
It continues, "Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves' 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."