One of Netflix’s biggest hits of 2019, The Umbrella Academy, is finally returning on July 31, with a new teaser trailer released today.
Based on the comic book series of the same name created by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá, the first season introduced the audience to a very special family with very special powers. In 1989, several women gave birth at the same time on October 1, without having been aware of a previous pregnancy — and all of their children turned out to have some type of magical powers. A group of these children were adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves (played by Colm Feore) and trained to be superheroes, who then return home after their adoptive father’s death, only to find out that the end of days is coming and that they play a vital role in preventing it. The first season stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, and more.
Season one ended with the siblings’ failure and their decision to travel to the past to prevent the apocalypse from there, which is where season two will pick up. In the trailer, we can see that the siblings are making themselves comfortable in the past as they are scattered over three years in and around Dallas, Texas. The ones that have been stuck for years have moved on, namely Klaus (played by Robert Sheehan), living life as a cult leader, using his abilities to talk to the dead as a lure. Furthermore, the trailer shows how the siblings have to find each other again and how they are working to prevent the apocalypse from happening there. Then return to their present timeline to stop the other apocalypse while being chased by The Commission. No pressure!
The trailer promises a return of the same pace, witty humor, and action-packed plot that made season one such a success, so we can’t wait for the siblings to return (and join Klaus’ cult).
Also featured in the trailer is the original song “Here Comes the End,” from Gerard Way. On writing the song, Way said,
“I was originally inspired to write this track when series one of The Umbrella Academy was being shot; by the time I finished it 2020 was in full swing, the world had taken a profound turn, and the song was finished in a surreal new reality.”
Watch the trailer below.