Netflix announces 'Umbrella Academy' Season 2 with video – from home
MANILA, Philippines — Netflix on Monday, May 18, announced that Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy will begin streaming on July 31, 2020. All 10 hour-long episodes are dropping on the same day.
Stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min are all coming back to reprise their roles for the series, which debuted in early 2019.
A promo video for the upcoming season is as 2020 as they come – with the stars dancing to "I Think We're Alone Now" from the comforts of their own homes.
The video, presumably, was shot as countries around the world impose stay-at-home orders because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Umbrella Academy starts on October 1, 1989, when 43 babies are born to women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven of those kids – who all have extraordinary powers — are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy, a "training" ground for his "children" to one day save the world. Years later, the 6 surviving members of the mixed family reunite after their father dies. Despite their differences, they have to work together to solve the mystery of his death.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 sees Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) return as showrunner and executive producer.
The series is based on the comic books created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. Both Way and Bá also executive produce the show. – Rappler.com