Umbrella Academy Updates: Based on a comic book series by Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy is Netflix’s original, American web series. It is created by Steve Blackman and its developer is Jeremy Slater.
Universal Cable Production, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Borderline Entertainment companies produced The Umbrella Academy.
The first season of the series was released on 15 February 2019. The series got a renewal for the second season in April 2019 which was released on 31 July 2020.
The possible plot of Umbrella Academy
The story focuses on a superhero team known as “The Umbrella Academy” formed by a billionaire, Sir Reginald Hargreeves. Hargreeves adopts seven children who were born simultaneously on October 1, 1989, and that too in a bizarre manner.
The women who gave birth did not show any sign of pregnancy until labor. Grace, a robot mother, names all the siblings. One of the members of The Umbrella Academy does not demonstrate any power of her own son, she is kept apart from her other siblings who are assigned to maintain peace in the universe.
The first season of the series had a story full of twists. Set in the present, all the siblings now have different identities as they have to mingle themselves in society. They all reunite for Reginald’s funeral and discover that a global apocalypse is invincible. While all this going on, they try to know the secret about their dysfunctional family and the reasons behind their abilities.
In the second season, the team is forced to go backward in time as they earlier failed to prevent the apocalypse. This time they have to save the world. However, they all get into some problems and end up at different times. Five gets isolated and discovers that one more apocalypse is coming. He has to find and reunite with his siblings soon.
Characters and Cast of the Show
- Ellen Page portrays Vanya Hargreeves, the seventh of the siblings, who apparently has no supernatural abilities.
- Tom Hopper portrays Luther Hargreeves, the first one of the siblings and an astronaut with great physical strength.
- David Castaneda portrays Diego Hargreeves, the second sibling, who has an ability to control the trajectory of everything he throws and a troublemaker.
- Emmy Raver-Lampman portrays Allison Hargreeves, the third one in the siblings who can control minds and by using a phrase “I heard a rumor..”, bend reality.
- Robert Sheehan portrays Klaus Hargreeves, the fourth sibling, who has an ability to communicate with dead people and can make them real, temporarily. He has drug and alcohol addiction.
- Aidan Gallagher portrays Number Five, the fifth sibling who can travel in time.
Despite the great reception of the first and second seasons, Netflix has yet to renew The Umbrella Academy for the third time. The second season of the series is considered better than the first one. Critics also acclaim the series as a fresh story. In 2019, Netflix announced that the show is the third most-streamed series. So, there is a chance for the series to continue.