The prominent American superhero web series rapidly gained popularity on Netflix as soon as the first season was released in February 2019. In April 2019, Netflix renewed Umbrella Academy for a second season because around 45 million households streamed it in February! Insane, right?!
When is it releasing?
The official date of release hasn’t been confirmed yet. They began the filming for the second installment in June 2019 and completed the same approximately in November. Steve Blackman, the creator of the series, had stated how it takes around 18 months to complete working on a season. So, we assume that Umbrella Academy Season 2 should be out by the end of 2020!
Who has been cast?
The main characters, i.e., the kids, are bound to return to play the parts they played in the previous season. Tom Hopper has been cast as Luther Hargreeves, David Castaneda as Diego Hargreeves, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves, Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves, Aiden Gallagher as Number Five, Justin H. Min as Ben Hargreeves and Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreaves. New characters like Lila will be played by Ritu Arya, Raymond by Yusuf Gatewood, and Sissy by Marin Ireland.
While characters like Cha Cha (by Mary J. Blige), Hazel (by Cameron Britton), The Handler (Kate Walsh), Reginald Hargreeves (by Colm Feore), Grace (by Jordan Claire Robbins) and Pogo (Adam Godley) are expected to return but haven’t been officially confirmed yet.
What is the plot?
It is difficult to predict the probable plot because they aren’t exactly following the comic book series of the same name. Named as “Right Back Where We Started,” Season 2 will possibly answer endless questions that the fans have about Vanya’s powers, the mystery behind Reginald’s motive of uniting the siblings, Ben’s death, etc. As of now, we only know that the siblings couldn’t save the world but are safe in another period of time.
No trailers have been released yet, but new faces have been confirmed officially, namely- Lila, Raymond, and Sissy! With no official announcements regarding the story-line, there just have been random theories floating around by the fans, speculating about the discoveries that we would make after the second season.