We don’t know when the X-Men are going to come to the MCU, but in the meantime, we’re getting the edgier version of them in the form of The Umbrella Academy. The second season premieres by the end of the month, and we have a new trailer featuring the Hargreeves kids lost in the 60s.
Here’s the 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.
As you can see, there’s going to be some more time-travelling shenanigans when it comes to the second season, with the Hargreeves’ even running into a younger version of their adoptive father Reginald. Though Pogo also died in the first season of the show, it looks like we’re going to see how he becomes the Hargreeves butler somewhere in this season.
As for new faces, we’re going to be meeting the leader of the Temps Aeternalis, Charmichael (the fish in the robot). Just like Hazel and Cha Cha, he was actually a face from the comics, and by the looks of it, the comic we’re following this season is Umbrella Academy: Dallas.
Catch The Umbrella Academy 2 when it airs on Netflix July 31.