Misfit superheroes are all the rage right now. HBO Max has their Doom Patrol, and Netflix has the second season of The Umbrella Academy, which has just dropped a new trailer that promises shit is going to be even weirder than before. Like time travel weirdness.
Based on the popular comic by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is basically a riff on the X-Men, and follows a group of superheroes adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreaves to fight crime. But now after his death, the team have reunited and are very bitter and wrecked by personal demons.
The first season ended on a whopper of a cliffhanger, with the team dealing with the end of the world. I’m not going to go any further than that, and will recommend those who don’t want to be spoiled avoid the synopsis and…well, you might want to avoid this trailer, as well.
Starring Aidan Gallagher, Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Ethan Hwang, The Umbrella Academy season 2 hits Netflix on July 31st.
SYNOPSIS: Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right – the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which – spoiler alert! – turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?). Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. But seriously, no pressure or anything.