Popular Netflix Series The Umbrella Academy Season 2 trailer has finally arrived, teasing an adventure set back in time and is somehow linked to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The trailer was teased on Wednesday and is scheduled to premiere on July 31.
The Umbrella Academy is an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name that was created and written by Gerard Way and published by Dark Horse Comics.
Coronavirus has not affected their timeline
Steve Blackman, Executive Producer, and Showrunner on the series teased that the second season remained on track despite the coronavirus pandemic. The series stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Mary J. Blige.
Way, who is also an Executive producer on the Netflix series explained how he and Blackman prepared for the new season. “What I did for Steve Blackman (the showrunner) and the writers in that first writers’ room was to create an eighteen-page document that laid everything out,” Way said.
“Even of the graphic novels that haven’t come out yet, which should equal eight when we’re all done. So I gave them the blueprint what happens because you do want to seed certain things in there for future series, and the hope is that it’s a success so that you do a lot more of these. They’re very curious about what Gabriel [Ba] and I are doing next. We always send them the new comics. They really want to know what’s happening.”
The Umbrella Academy 2 Plot
The five ends up being the ones to land last, and realizes that the end of the world is near – again! Their time-traveling mischiefs have brought the apocalypse with them as they’ve disrupted the timeline.
“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,” the official description reads.
A Big New Change
Composer Jeff Russo also hinted at significant changes to the setting of the show in the new season. “Well, there’s definitely a big change in setting, that’s for sure,” he said.
“And we tried not to change too much the approach of how to tell the story musically. I mean, we used a lot of really great songs in season one. We’re going to be using a lot of great songs in season two. We use score in a very meaningful way to support the emotional arcs of all of our characters in season one. We’ll be doing that again in season two. There are some new characters that we’re going to be having some fun with from a score perspective, and that’s always fun, coming up with new thematic ideas for new characters and how to underscore them. So there’s a lot of new and then there’s a lot of the same. It’s a lot of both, but it’s definitely a thrill ride this year,” he added.