‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2, is set to debut July 31st
In a surprise announcement, the Netflix acclaimed hit had the cast reenact their infamous dancing scene, all for a special confirmation that Season 2 will debut in July of this Summer. For those out of the loop, we reviewed the superheroic first season last year along with produced one of our first episodes of TheWorkprint podcast’s TV talk.
Based on the hit Dark Horse Comic by My Chemical Romance frontman, Gerard Way, and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy was one of the highest-ranked and most-watched series throughout all of 2019. It is, the show stars a dysfunctional family of misfit superheroes, not unlike and very much inspired by the DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, who were all inexplicably born on the same day in 1989. Each member and case, born to random women, who weren’t pregnant up until that glorifying moment when they were immaculately conceived. Afterward, the children are adopted by a mysterious Billionaire, who upon realizing their unique abilities at birth, forms the superhero fighting force of children: The Umbrella Academy, all in efforts to save the world. A bizarre superheroic tale that’s more character case study than actual bouts against villainy, season one saw the family reunited after the passing of their benefactor, Reginald Hargreeves, as they worked through their dysfunction, but more importantly, tried to stop an incoming apocalypse.
Utilizing more than its fair share of unique plot devices, including time travel, forbidden romance, know-it-all know-nothings, de-aging, martian gorillas, mind control, tentacled ghost monsters, and synesthesia sounds that can alter reality – the show is to be frank: unique in its delivery. The series is also frontrunner by acclaimed Hollywood savant Steve Blackman, whose works in the industry thus far include major hits such as: Fargo, Legion, Altered Carbon, and of course: The Umbrella Academy. What’s also surprising and fantastic is the show’s taste for music, with a soundtrack filled with selections picked by Gerard Way himself.