Gerard Way and Gabrial Ba’s The Umbrella Academy comic book series is now a Netflix original show. With season 2 of the series coming on on July 31, Netflix just dropped the official trailer. And boy, is it a little bonkers. Which is pretty on-brand for the show itself actually. Picking things up right where they left off, the Umbrella Academy season 2 trailer sets the stage for the new season of time traveling trouble.
A Time Travel Dysfunctional Super Hero Family Story
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Published by Dark Horse Comics, The Umbrella Academy is almost like Family Guy meets the X-Men. A group of adopted orphans with strange powers are raised to be a superhero team. However, unlike comic books, real-life resentment, and bitterness separate the family as everyone goes their own ways. Season 1 of The Umbrella Academy saw the family reunite when their adopted father passed away. Little did they know that it was actually a threat that sought to destroy the world, that really forced them together.
Season 1 introduced us to the quirky-ness that is the Hargreeves. The seven adopted siblings had their own powers and their own issues in life to work through. The catalyst for season 1 was the death of their father, but also the return of a missing sibling. Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) was stuck in time for years until he mysteriously reappeared warning everyone about the end of the world. Umbrella Academy season 1 ended with one of their own, Vanya (Ellen Page) being responsible for it all. The cliffhanger of the season saw the entire group taken back through time.
Along with The Umbrella Academy season 2 trailer, Netflix also dropped a cool recap of the show. They usually do this for their original series, and it’s always a treat. The entire cast unites for a behind-the-scenes recap of the show, in their own unique ways. You can see the recap below.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Trailer Throws Us Right Back In The Mix
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With the new season coming on July 31, The Umbrella Academy season 2 trailer comes at the perfect time. The trailer begins with another end of the world threat, but this time happening in 1960’s America. It seems like the family didn’t actually avoid the world ending consequences from the future but somehow brought it back to the past with them. It’ comforting to see Number Five once again explain the situation to the family, much to their chagrin.
So they’re all stuck in 1960, with another apocalypse that they need to figure out how to stop. Somehow. Oh, and all the while they are still hunted by the Commission, the organization responsible for maintaining the space-time continuum. And they also have to figure out how their presence in the past could affect actual historical events. So fun times all around for our already eccentric family of quirky superheroes.
Season 2 Of Umbrella Academy Showcases 60’s Versions Of The Protagonists
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One of the best parts of The Umbrella Academy season 2 trailer is how it gives us a quick glimpse into where all the characters are in this new time period. Luther (Tom Hopper) seems to be leveraging his super strength powers into some sort of underground fighting rink. Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) looks like she’s in a relationship with someone. Klaus (Robert Sheehan) is the leader of a cult, probably due to his communicating-with-the-dead powers and knowledge of the future. Vanya’s status seems ambiguous, which makes sense given her story arc from season 1. While the most curious is how Diego (David Castaneda) looks like he’s in some sort of psychiatric facility with a new friend (Ritu Arya).
There’s A Whole Lotta Fun In This New Trailer
All the characters int The Umbrella Academy season 2 trailer look like they’re also having a lot of fun. Luther in season 1 was very buttoned-up, literally, as the physicality of his powers was a secret that revealed itself later. Whereas the new trailer shows him completely embracing his powers and look, kicking butt and taking names in a tank top. The last member of the family, Ben (Justin H. Min) was someone who passed away when he was young. We only see Ben through Klaus, as he’s the only one that can communicate with him.
Season 1 saw Ben having a very minimal impact and influence on the story, whereas he looks like a full-fledged character in season 2. Certainly, even Allison seems to be having lots of fun with her powers. After impulsively using her powers on her young daughter, Allison has been very reluctant to use them throughout season 1. The button scene of The Umbrella Academy season 2 trailer shows that she’s not only comfortable using it, but is also hilariously reckless with them?
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 premieres on Netflix on July 31.
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