That we would have more history about these dysfunctional young people with superpowers was clear after the open ending that the final chapter of the first season left us; however, we have had to wait many months for Netflix to unveil the premiere date for the second season of ‘ The Umbrella Academy ‘. But it has finally arrived.
And also in a very funny and peculiar way. About this new season we know that all the brothers will be back, that is, Vanya (Ellen Page), Luther (Tom Hopper), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Klaus (Robert Sheehan), Diego (David Castañeda), Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) and Ben (Ethan Hwang), who played an increasingly central role towards the end of the first season.
There is also a good chance that his adoptive father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) will return again in the form of flashbacks (also being the case of the robot mother Grace Hargreeves, played by Jordan Claire Robbins) or through Klaus’ ability to conjure to the dead.
In addition, we will meet a new family where one of its members has powers like protagonists. Ritu Arya will introduce herself as Lila, “a” chameleon “with a twisted sense of humor who can be as brilliant or crazy as the mission requires.”
What role will it play in the new installment? In two months we will know. Because it will be July 31 when we finally see the brothers in action again. The announcement, as we said before, is not wasted: it has come to the rhythm of Tiffany’s legendary song, ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ and with all the components of the series cast (confined to their homes) dancing. Below you can rejoice with the moment:
The July release date is a little later than we had imagined (June), but it coincides with the production schedule. Filming was completed in November 2019 and the program moved on to visual effects, editing, and other post-production processes.
In February, the show’s Twitter account posted a series of mini-posters, basically giving us a chance to get a new phone lock screen of our favorite character. The final tweet/poster featured an ominous message: “when are they?”