'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 to premiere on Netflix July 31

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Fans of Netflix’s celebrated superhero saga The Umbrella Academy will not have long to wait to see their favorite characters back in action, after news that season two is set to drop this July. 

The acclaimed series, which is based on material co-written by former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, was viewed by a whopping 45 million households during its first month of release, marking it out as one of 2019’s most popular new shows. With the follow-up premiering on July 31, excitement among the fanbase is palpable. 

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In a direct reference to the pilot episode from season one, key members of the cast, including Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan and Tom Hopper, can be seen dancing around each of their houses - a nod to the current quarantine situation. 

Check out the trailer for the long-awaited season two here:

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The new series will pick up from where the old left off, documenting the journey of a misfit group of family members who have been granted unusual and extraordinary powers and trained by the adoptive billionaire father to one day help save the world. 

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As fans of the comic will know, the first season diverged quite significantly from the original plot. Whereas the comic revolves around the dysfunctional family coming together to avert the apocalypse, the small screen version is slightly less optimistic. As showrunner Steve Blackman explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2019:

“What I really wanted to do was find a really good cliffhanger. I also thought it was too easy for this family to come together in eight days and save the world. It has to be trickier than that. I wanted to have an ending where they sort of came together as a family, but they didn’t achieve the greater goal of saving the world. If we get a second season, we’ll see how they’re gonna end up.” 

Here’s hoping that whatever happens in season two manages to live up to the hype.

'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 to premiere on Netflix July 31

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By VT

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Fans of Netflix’s celebrated superhero saga The Umbrella Academy will not have long to wait to see their favorite characters back in action, after news that season two is set to drop this July. 

The acclaimed series, which is based on material co-written by former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, was viewed by a whopping 45 million households during its first month of release, marking it out as one of 2019’s most popular new shows. With the follow-up premiering on July 31, excitement among the fanbase is palpable. 

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/justinhmin/status/1256350221870587907]]

In a direct reference to the pilot episode from season one, key members of the cast, including Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan and Tom Hopper, can be seen dancing around each of their houses - a nod to the current quarantine situation. 

Check out the trailer for the long-awaited season two here:

[[jwplayerwidget||https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/h1WJjfPI-dkXnENEs.mp4||h1WJjfPI]]

The new series will pick up from where the old left off, documenting the journey of a misfit group of family members who have been granted unusual and extraordinary powers and trained by the adoptive billionaire father to one day help save the world. 

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/UmbrellaAcad/status/1230175239084085249]]

As fans of the comic will know, the first season diverged quite significantly from the original plot. Whereas the comic revolves around the dysfunctional family coming together to avert the apocalypse, the small screen version is slightly less optimistic. As showrunner Steve Blackman explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2019:

“What I really wanted to do was find a really good cliffhanger. I also thought it was too easy for this family to come together in eight days and save the world. It has to be trickier than that. I wanted to have an ending where they sort of came together as a family, but they didn’t achieve the greater goal of saving the world. If we get a second season, we’ll see how they’re gonna end up.” 

Here’s hoping that whatever happens in season two manages to live up to the hype.