The reason for the noteworthy popularity of The Umbrella Academy is the fact that the characters do not represent stereotypical superheroes. The characters of the show have unique abilities in each of them, but each one of them has their unique flaws. Each character is different, unlike stereotypical superheroes like Captain America or Super Man.
The Umbrella Academy premiered its first season on February 15, 2019. The streaming platform, Netflix reported that the first season itself had garnered a huge fan following among all ages. The show is a web-television adaptation of comic book series of the same name.
The Netflix original, after its release, was renewed for another season, delighting its viewers. The series is created by Steve Blackman, and the development is done by Jeremy Slater.
In April, Netflix had renewed the show for another season. Filming for the second season began soon after, in June 2019. Reports were that it was wrapped up by November 23, 2019, and only a few production works were left.
No confirmed date was released until May 18, 2020, when a teaser-trailer was dropped. It is confirmed news now that the series will be released on Netflix on July 31, 2020.
The premise of the show revolves around a dysfunctional family, all the siblings have been adopted, and each of them has unique supernatural gifts. They reunite years later to solve the mystery behind their adoptive father’s death. Along with this is an impending threat that the world might end, by an apocalypse.
The seven sibling’s fathers had adopted them together after they were mysteriously born on the same date in 1989. Forty-three kids were born on the same date, as their mothers went to labor, without previously showing signs of pregnancy before.
The siblings don’t have names, but rather have numbers. But are named by their robot nanny.
In the previous season, we saw Luther, who became part animal, has finally returned to earth after living on the moon for years. He feels he has wasted his years following the orders given by his father. Allison, the second sibling, has become an actress, and the suppressed Vanya, who believes has no powers, has become a violinist. Ben has become a ghost, and can only be contacted by Klaus while Deigo has become a magnet for trouble. Number 5, the sibling who has the power for time travel, comes back from the future and reveals that an apocalypse is due.
Not much can be said about the plot of season 2. Although it is based on the comic series, it is said that it will be followed much. The creators will follow a different and new theme for season 2. New characters might also be introduced.
We might see more time traveling, as seen in the finale of season 1. Some flashbacks may also be introduced.
It is confirmed the news that the actors will be resuming their previous characters. Along with it, we might see some new faces. The cast of the series shall include: Elin Page plays Vanya, Tom Hopper as Luther, David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves, Emmy Raver-Lampman plays Allison, Robert Sheehan as Klaus, Aidan Gallagher as The Boy and Justin H. Min as Ben. The new faces shall be Ritu Arya as Lila. Marin Ireland as Sissy and Yusuf Gatewood, as Raymond.