With the upcoming second season of “The Umbrella Academy” coming next week, July 31st, the cast have given you a recap of season 1. The series is based on the Dark Horse comic created by My Chemical Romance front-man Gerard Way and Season 2 will see three new cast members: Yusuf Gatewood (“The Originals”, “Good Omens”) as Raymond, a charismatic born leader; Marin Ireland (“Hell or High Water”, “Sneaky Pete” as Sissy, a fearless Texan who married young for all the wrong reasons; and Ritu Arya (“Doctors”, “Humans”) as Lila, a chameleon who can be as brilliant or as insane as the situation requires. The show also stars Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aiden Gallagher and Ellen Page, among others.
In season one of the show we learnt how on the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeve’s passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
The synopsis for season 2 has also been released so stop right here if you haven’t watched season 1 yet as spoilers lay ahead!
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.