Preview: The Umbrella Academy season 2

Lucy Lillystone anticipates the newest season of The Umbrella Academy

Lucy Lillystone
22nd May 2020
Credit: IMDb
Picture this...It's a Monday (or is it? Time truly is a concept during lockdown), I'm sat upside down on the sofa, the blood is rushing to my head as I scroll Facebook aimlessly. Then, suddenly, I see the distinct Netflix logo alongside the well-loved Umbrella icon.

I click the video and Tiffany's 'I Think We're Alone Now' starts playing as the cast of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy begin dancing. The blood really has gone to my head this time as the video confirms series two of show will drop on 31 July. I am ecstatic, I am falling off the couch, I truly cannot wait.

It was announced in April last year that the family of superheroes we've all grown to love (and hate) are here for the long-run. It has now been confirmed that the popular show, based on the Dark Horse Comics created and written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way will make its return in just two months' time. Perfect for when we're stuck inside, scrolling through Netflix needing something to watch.

The Umbrella Academy focuses on an eccentric superhero family who reunite to solve the mystery of their father's death which results in a very Wes Anderson-esque angle of trying to avert the threat of the entire destruction of the earth. At the end of the final episode, we saw the team prepare to go back in time to save Earth.

The mystery of the finale and the current whereabouts of the characters in season two continues

So what do we know already about the series? Showrunner Steve Blackman in an interview with THR told the comic fans out there that "the idea is not to deviate too much. We want to stay on course with what the comics are doing". Steve Blackman also told The Hollywood Reporter back in February 2019 that he doesn't "know what happened to them. I wanted this to really be the best of cliffhangers, in that you're like 'Wait, what? What happened?'. The mystery of the finale and the current whereabouts of the characters in Season 2 continues with a long sequence of posters on Twitter with each character getting their own psychedelic poster. Still, the posters reveal nothing about what awaits our favourite family in the past and we can only wait till July to find out.

There's also currently no trailer for the new season. Yet, despite this, following a leak on the WGA website, there are potential titles available for season two. Although none have been confirmed - we can only take them with a pinch of salt for now - it's enough for fans to get excited about: 743; A Light Stopper; OGA for OGA; Right Back Where We Started; The End of Something; The Frankel Footage; The Majestic Twelve; The Seven Stages; The Swedish Job; Valhalla.

Fans on Twitter have been hoping that these titles suggest that the team will return to their teenage selves in season two, as was heavily hinted at the end of the first season. Speculations have also been drawn regarding whether more superheroes will make an appearance in season two.

Everything is very mysterious and up in the air at the moment but fans are eagerly awaiting the drop of the trailer for more sneak previews of what to expect in the new season. I want to know what happened to the other 36 kids, how Sir Reginald Hargreeves ended up on Earth and how he was so certain about the impending apocalypse that he was prepared to kill himself to reunite his kids to save the world? There's also the potential to explore the true extent of Klaus and Vanya's power and how Ben lost his life.
Credit: Netflix, Youtube

You can watch all of The Umbrella Academy season one on Netflix now, with season two set for release in 31 July 2020.

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AUTHOR: Lucy Lillystone
English Language and Literature graduate, writer and Film Editor 2019/20. Passionate about film, TV and books. 99.9% of my articles are me crying, emotional over my love for my favourite characters. Twitter: @lucylillystone_

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