The Umbrella Academy Season 2 seems to be the only show that did not halt its production during the coronavirus pandemic that tossed all the world’s film institutes and other production houses to stop its productions. Now the superhero-based Netflix original show announced its release date on Monday. The team also teased a video along with the release date of the show on Netflix.
Umbrella Academy is a superhero series that is based on Gabriel Bà and Gerard Way’s comic book series having the same name. The Umbrella Academy Season 2 features the lead cast members of the first season. The cast includes Ellen page to Tom Hopper, recreating the famous dance bit from the season 1 for the song “I think we are alone now” of Tiffany from 1987. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, quarantines, and lockdowns implemented worldwide, all the cast shot their respective roles at their homes.
Cast and Release Date of Umbrella Academy Season 2
The lead cast of the Umbrella Academy Season 2 includes Page and Hopper as Vanya and Luther, respectively. Besides the duo, Aidan Gallagher as Five, David Castañeda as Diego, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison, and Robert Sheehan as Klaus, who were all part of the season 1 as kids. Other star cast includes Cameron Britton and Mary J. Blige as assassin partners Hazel and Cha-Cha, Colm Feore as the adoptive father Sir Reginald Hargreeves of superheroes, and Adam Godley can be seen as the chimpanzee Pogo.
Apart from these older casts, Umbrella Academy Season 2 also features some newbies Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete), Yusuf Gatewood (Good Omens), and Ritu Arya (Humans). With these older casts and some newbies, we can expect the same result as that of season 1, which garnered ar huge fan-base around the world.
The Umbrella Academy that was released in February 2019 got slightly-positive critical consensus. Season 1 gained 61% and 75% ratings on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, respectively. Despite the ratings, fans made it a huge hit on Netflix.
Netflix, in a statement, said that the Umbrella Academy Season 1 was a huge hit and had been seen by more than 45 mn people around the world in the first four weeks. The numbers are of those who have watched at least 70% of the first episode.
With this, Netflix also released the release date of the Umbrella Academy Season 2, which is set as July 31, 2020, on Netflix platform worldwide.