The Umbrella Academy season 2 premiere date has been announced by Netflix. The streamer released an official video revealing the release date for the new season of the comic book adaptation. The video, seemingly homemade, recreates a dance scene from season 1 of the show. With everyone in lockdown, it looks like the stars came together, from their own homes for the video. It’s a very fun and quirky way to announce the Umbrella Academy season 2 premiere date.
The Umbrella Academy Has An Engaging Premise
The Umbrella Academy was one of the better Netflix originals adapted from a comic book. The Dark Horse Comics series by Gerard Way was originally published in 2007. Subsequently, season 1 of the Netflix adaptation premiered in 2019 receiving a lot of praise. The off-the-wall series with quirky characters and dysfunctional family dynamic was nothing new. But the show combined enough of those familiar tropes, presenting them in new and interesting ways for the show to be a hit. Certainly enough to warrant a season 2 renewal. The last update on season 2 of Umbrella Academy featured posters teasing the show’s return.
The show mirrored its source material with a story about 6 adopted siblings trained to be superheroes. The story began with many young women all over the world getting instantly pregnant and giving birth to babies. A plot point that never came up in the series later on. Afterwards, an eccentrically wealthy man adopted 7 of those babies and raised them to be superheroes. However, their training was emotionally abusive, preventing them from ever having a proper childhood. As a result, all the kids became estranged from their father in adulthood, as well as from one another. Season 1 of The Umbrella Academy sees them having to come together, reluctantly, to save the world from an apocalyptic event. Something they failed to do.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Premiere Should Pick Up From Season 1
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Season 1 of Umbrella Academy ended on a cliffhanger, with the siblings thrown into the past. However, it’s still unclear if the story will pick up immediately after that event. It could also be that there will be another time jump bringing them back into the present. Seeing how it’s a show about time travel and superpowers, anything is possible. But more so than the events in the story, the show is a lot more about its characters, and their relationships. The show in season 1 had enough comic-book story with fantastical visuals, along with character development that made like the protagonists. We bought into their lives and their relationships. But most importantly, we became invested in their crazy and off the wall dynamics with one another. Something that is brilliantly captured in The Umbrella Academy season 2 premiere date announcement video.
Umbrella Academy Season 2 Premiere Date Includes Fun And Quirky Video
The official announcement for The Umbrella Academy season 2 premiere date came from Netflix’s Youtube channel. The video that accompanied the announcement is one that recreates a fun scene from season 1. At a point in the story, after tensions ran high and relationships strained, one of them puts on a record. The song that plays is the 80’s hit I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany. So the song blasts through the old house, as the others hear it too. Eventually, all of them start throwing their cares away and dancing to the song. The season 2 announcement video has the entire cast recreating the same scene as best as they can. But with lockdown versions that seem filmed at each actor’s respective homes.
The Umbrella Academy season 2 premiere date is July 31 on Netflix.
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