Netflix may have canceled all of its Marvel comics series, but since then, the streaming service has launched its non-marvel superhero TV series, The Umbrella Academy. The series is based on the same-name comic books by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, published by Dark Horse Comics in 2007. The series follows a group of super-strong individuals who have formed and trained to save the world as a dysfunctional family of their kinds.
The adaptation, by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, focuses on this eccentric superhero family who assembles to overcome the mystery of the death of their father, who balls snow into the small matter of the danger of the whole of the destruction of Earth. Only the hero job every day.
Though we are closely informed as far as plot specifics are concerned, we have an idea of the direction of the show following the episode title leaks, but we’re still officially waiting ‘when’ in time for the kids, as they have to move back in time to save the world.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 began shooting in mid-June 2019, so season 2 possibly won’t be released at the earliest until spring 2024. Since it is a superheroic TV-show with special effects, producing and bringing the series to life takes a little longer than under-funded projects.
The cast of season 2 will include:
- Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves / Number Seven
- Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves / Number One
- David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves / Number Two
- Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves / Number Three
- Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves / Number Four
- Aidan Gallagher as Number Five
- Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha
- Cameron Britton as Hazel
- John Magaro as Leonard Peabody / Harold Jenkins
- Adam Godley and Ken Hall as Pogo
- Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves / The Monocle
- Justin H. Min as Ben Hargreeves / Number Six
The plot of season 2 will presumably follow the leaders of the Umbrella Academy as they seek to rescue Vanya’s sister from falling into the destructive hands of his powers and save the world. The team will also still have to face up to the time organization under which Five has served because they will try to protect the timeline and ensure the apocalypse.
Beyond these two plot points, most of season 2 relies on where the team has moved in the timeline. Did they hop back to academy life? What’s the future? Day earlier? We can only speculate without this knowledge. But for the Umbrella Academy squad, the mission remains the same: to save the world. To do this, they must become another team and involve their sister Vanya, which will lead to more interesting adventures and more dysfunctional family superhero drama in season 2 at The Umbrella Academy.