The Umbrella Academy Season 2: Release Date, Plot, Cast, and Photo's

by Nick Devonald on June 22, 2020

Here at Comics: The Gathering we're excited to be bringing you coverage of the second season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. The first season was a phenomenal success, being watched by 45 million households in the first month alone and coming third in Netflix's most popular shows of 2019. An impressive feat.

It adapts the incredible Dark Horse comics written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance fame, and illustrated by the talented Gabriel Bá.

The Official Synopsis For The Second Season Is As Follows:

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. 
How good does that sound?

Release Date Reveal Teaser

In case you haven’t seen the release date trailer you can check it out here:

It’s an excellent repeat of the dance scene from the first season set to Tiffany’s “I think we’re alone now” but recreated by the actors from their own homes during lockdown.


The first series is loosely based off the first story arc, Apocalypse Suite, but the creative team behind the TV series weren’t afraid to mix things up a little, taking some of the more outlandish parts of the comic and making them a lot more grounded for the TV series. They also expanded on the original six issue run, giving a lot more background to our characters and the events leading up to the apocalypse. As if that wasn’t enough they also introduced elements from later graphic novels, such as bringing Hazel and Cha-Cha in early.

The finished product managed to pull off the difficult task of being a good adaptation, taking smaller lines or little details from the art and building important story points from them. It managed to be faithful enough to keep fans happy as well as shaking things up enough to keep fans guessing.

The second story arc, Dallas, is based around the assassination of President JFK in Dallas in 1963. As we can see from the official synopsis above that puts us in the right time and place to be loosely adapting the second story arc.


Confirmed to be returning:

Number One Luther (Tom Hopper)
Number Two Diego (David Castañeda)
Number Three Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman)
Number Four Klaus (Robert Sheehan)
Number Five (Aiden Gallagher)
Number Six Ben (Justin Min)
Number Seven Vanya (Ellen Page)

While they haven’t been confirmed I personally really hope we see the return of Hazel (Cameron Britton) and Agnes (Sheila McCarthy), Hazel was a personal highlight of the first series and it was great fun watching his relationship bloom with Agnes. And since they both went off time-travelling here’s hoping they’ll be back.

New Cast Members Include:

Lila (Ritu Arya)
Raymond (Yusuf Gatewood)
Sissy (Marin Ireland)

In the coming weeks we’ll be bringing you more Umbrella Academy coverage, including a trailer once it’s available, as well as coverage of the first two graphic novels, Apocalypse Suite and Dallas. For now you’ll need to make do with some pictures from the upcoming second season.

Season Two Photo's: