PSA: The Umbrella Academy season 2 drops on Netflix today

Zoe Shenton
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From Cosmopolitan

The Umbrella Academy is one of our favourite shows on Netflix for so many reasons. A few of those reasons include the majorly talented ensemble cast, the brilliant plot and, of course, the amazing soundtrack. Based on the comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy premiered in February 2019, and it's finally back with a second season, which is dropping today i.e. the perfect time for a marathon weekend watch.

Ahead of the release, Netflix teased a first look at the series along with some details about what we can expect. Here's everything we know about The Umbrella Academy season 2:

What will The Umbrella Academy season 2 be about?

According to the Netflix synopsis, the series will pick up right where it left off, which means we'll finally find out where the Hargreeves siblings have time travelled to:

Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right - the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived.

Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which - spoiler alert! - turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?). Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse.

Oh, and this is all going down while they're being "hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins". No pressure.


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Tom Hopper also recently opened up about season 2, saying he prefers it to the first season because the chemistry between the cast is so much better.

Responding to a fan who asked about his favourite series is, he revealed: "So far, that’s a tough one, the first season was amazing it was a really magical time because we knew we were making something special, you know?"

The actor went on: "But the thing I loved so much about the second season, which I think you’ll love as well, is that we all knew each other so well by that point so we really relaxed into the whole thing and we just got really into it. I am really excited for you to see the second season."

Photo credit: CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX

Who is in the cast of The Umbrella Academy season 2?

The Hargreeves siblings will all be returning, which means you'll be seeing all the familiar faces from season one, including Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher and Ellen Page. We're also pretty certain Justin H. Min will be back as Ben as we're still yet to see his backstory.

There will also be a number of new faces joining the cast, including Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood and Marin Ireland.

Photo credit: CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX

Is there a trailer for The Umbrella Academy season 2?

Oh yes there is! Netflix also previously released a selection of first-look pictures showing the characters after they jump back in time.

When is The Umbrella Academy season 2 on Netflix?

The Umbrella Academy season 2 is available to watch on the streaming platform now.

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