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The Umbrella Academy is set to return for their second season by the end of the month, and Netflix has decided to try and hype up the release just a few days before the debut. Just in, we have the opening scene of Season 2, and it has an alternate history where the Cuban Missile Crisis has resulted into the Russians invading the US.
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We know based on Netflix’s synopsis of the season that though the Hargreeves had time travelled together, they all ended up in different points in history. Five looks to be the last one to arrive, and it looks like it’s going to be up to him to try and fix everything again.
I don’t really know what to expect for most of the season of the Umbrella Academy, but we’re probably going to get more of this superhero family drama. It’s been teased that we’re going to run into the Umbrella Academy’s chief abuser Reginald Hargreeves, plus we’re going to be meeting a younger version of their monkey butler, Pogo.
This is also just my own guess, but Umbrella Academy probably going to explain that Five won’t be stuck in a child’s body anymore. I mean, it may have worked in the first season, but Aidan Gallagher is already undergoing puberty and they’ll have to explain that in-story somehow.
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.
The Umbrella Academy 2 comes to Netflix on July 31.