Netflix Announce The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Premiere Date
Netflix have been teasing the second season of last year’s epic The Umbrella Academy for the past few months now, and finally a premiere date for the highly-anticipated series has been confirmed.
The new season – which is based off of the graphic novels written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá – will be hitting our screens on July 31, with Netflix teasing: “On 1st October 1989 seven extraordinary humans were born. On 31st July 2020, they return.”
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Confirming the release date on social media, our beloved heroes – The White Violin, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Seance and The Boy – shared hilarious DIY videos of themselves dancing around in lockdown soundtracked to Tiffany’s I Think We’re Alone Now, and it’s pretty much the most perfect teaser ever.
The Umbrella Academy season two will feature Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min reprising their original roles, with Ritu Arya, Marin Ireland, and Yusuf Gatewood also joining the show. It’ll be 10 episodes long, with Steve Blackman serving once again as showrunner, and Gerard and Gabriel keeping their roles as co-executive producers.
Watch the trailer below:
Last year, Gerard spoke about The Umbrella Academy’s inspirations and where certain characters’ traits came from, and admitted that they were partly a reflection of his bandmates in My Chem.
“Being in a band is like being in a dysfunctional family and all these personalities are really distinct and really big, not just the people in your band, but the people you meet on the road or the crew that you work with and all this stuff,” he told Rolling Stone. “A band especially is a dysfunctional family, so there’s little bits of me in all the characters, there’s bits of some of the guys in some of those characters and the different roles that we would play in the band and how those roles would change sometimes. We were in a big pressure cooker of fame and notoriety and the characters experience that in the comic and the show.”
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