Umbrella Academy: What We Know About Season Two

Have you been stuck at home bingeing shows on Netflix?

Did you stumble across Umbrella Academy and find yourself caught up in the story of the eccentric Hargreeves family? Are you wondering when season two is going to drop? Well so are we! 

Not much is known about when we’ll see the next season of the Wes Anderson-inspired adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s Dark Horse Comics series, but we do know that it’s bound to drop at some point this year. And personally, we think we could all use a trailer right about now.

Especially given that cliffhanger. 

Umbrella Academy cast shows off their Funko Pops. Credit: Umbrella Academy Twitter

What We Know 

Last April, the Umbrella Academy Twitter account announced that the series would have a second season. In February, the account teased the second season with a series of character-inspired posters, which prompted fans to anticipate that a trailer would be dropping soon.

The series will likely get a third season, in typical Netflix fashion, as Way and Bá wrote three volumes of the Umbrella Academy graphic novels: Apocalypse Suite, Dallas, and Hotel Oblivion. But where is the trailer?

The cast started filming the second season last June, which we learned from Aidan Gallagher who plays Number Five on Instagram. Back in October Netflix UK teased an Hargreeves family selfie promising that “[season 2] is coming soon”. Netflix France announced late November that filming had wrapped. 

Despite the coronavirus, Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman is still hard at work editing season two. He recently shared a post on Instagram captioned: “Even #corona can't stop an Umbrella Academy Mix! But I swear we're washing our hands…” The picture features a scene of Diego Hargreeves/Number Two (played by David Castañeda) rocking some long hair and looking a little different than he did in season one.  

The Official Umbrella Academy Twitter account also teased some newcomers to the show. Fans of the comics were quick to note that these characters were not part of the comics. 

Ritu Arya as Lila 

  • A chameleon who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires. 
  • Unpredictable, mischievous, sarcastic
  • Twisted sense of humor

Yusuf Gatewood as Raymond

  • A born leader and devoted husband. 
  • Has the smarts, gravitas, and confidence to never have to prove it to anyone. 
  • Has the innate ability to disarm you with a look.

Marin Ireland as Sissy

  • Fearless, no-nonsense Texas mom. 
  • Married young for all the wrong reasons. 
  • Eager to rediscover what life and love have to offer.

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Quick Recap 

In case you didn’t know Gerard Way (yes from My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel Bá launched their limited comic series in 2008. The series spanned twenty-four issues and ended in 2013. Originally, Universal Studios was slated to turn the comic books into a movie, which never panned out. In 2017, Netflix greenlit a live-action series, bringing on Altered Carbon’s Steve Blackman as showrunner. The series premiered February 15, 2019, to critical acclaim. 

On October 1, 1989, forty-three women gave birth simultaneously, under mysterious circumstances. Seven of those children were adopted by billionaire and scientist Sir Reginald Hargreeves. The Umbrella Academy was formed as the children began to develop a unique set of special abilities. Hargreeves trained them, creating his own superhero team. One of the children, Vanya/Number Seven (played by Ellen Page), grew up thinking she was ordinary and powerless — which led to her feeling ostracized from her siblings' exciting missions and adventures. 

The season started with the siblings converging at their childhood home following the death of their father. It is established that they haven’t seen each other over the years due to various reasons that pulled them apart. Their long-lost brother Number Five returns from the future with news of an impending apocalypse that the Umbrella Academy must work together to stop. Over the course of ten episodes, absolute madness ensues. 

The big reveal at the end of the season is that Vanya isn’t so ordinary after all. In fact, her powers were so dangerous that Reginald chose to medicate her and have Allison/Number Three (played by Emmy Raver-Lampman) use her powers to manipulate her into believing that she wasn’t special like the other Hargreeves. That cliffhanger saw Vanya unleashing a devastating blast of energy that struck the moon, causing asteroids to rain down upon the earth. Sparking the very apocalypse the Umbrella Academy was attempting to avoid. In the final moments, Number Five takes his siblings back in time, reverting them back to their teenage selves — much in the same way Five was de-aged during his season premiere time jump. 


Umbrella Academy stars Tom Hopper as “Number One/Luther,” David Castañeda as “Number Two/Diego,” Emmy Raver-Lampman as “Number Three/Allison,” Robert Sheehan as “Number Four/Klaus,” Aidan Gallagher as “Number Five,” Justin H Min as “Number Six/Ben,” and Ellen Page as “Number Seven/Vanya”. 

Hopefully, Netflix will tell us soon… when they are and give us the trailer fans desperately want. 

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