The Umbrella Academy Season Two Coming To Netflix On 31 July
The second series of The Umbrella Academy will drop on 31 July, Netflix has announced. The streaming giant shared the news with a teaser clip after dropping numerous hints across social media yesterday (Sunday).
The popular superhero show is an adaptation of the comic series of the same name, created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, and stars the likes of Ellen Page, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Mary J. Blige.
It revolves around a band of 'estranged siblings with extraordinary powers', who are reunited by their father's death - a mystery they must solve together.
Producer Steve Blackman - who is returning for the second season - described the show as 'a dysfunctional family with a body count' in a press junket for the first series.
Thankfully, the second series wrapped up filming back in November, before coronavirus came along and ruined everything.
Tom Hopper - who plays Luther Hargreeves - shared the news in a post on Instagram in which he thanked the crew for all their hard work.
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View this post on InstagramWhen a tall man and a giant man stand either side of...well..Sammy Our crew on @umbrellaacad are some of the hardest working I've ever come across. They work insane hours to help make the show what it is. We are two days away from the end of shooting season 2, and this crew have done us immensely proud. We can't thank you enough for the hard work you all put in. Round of applause for all the guys like these two who are the real family of superhero's behind #umbrellaacademy :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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The first series has a rating of 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.9 on IMDb, receiving generally positive reviews from critics too.
The Daily Telegraph's Catherine Gee referred to the story as a 'scrappier' version of X-Men, making it 'more X-Men spliced with the aesthetic of Terry Gilliam'.
But Gee also said if the show were to return for a follow-up series, it may benefit from a few changes, writing: "If it does return for a second run, it would be nice to see some more genuinely fresh ideas - without the over-reliance on tried, tested and tired tropes from years past."
Well, not long to wait now until we assess the freshness of season two's ideas ourselves.
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