Netflix dropped a video announcement for the release date of season two of the hit series The Umbrella Academy this morning.
Re-creating their iconic dance sequence from season one from the comfort of their own homes, the cast danced to “I Think We’re Alone Now” before Justin H. Min flashed the date announcing their return on July 31, 2020.
Based on the comics written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance with illustrations by Gabriel Bá, the Netflix series stars Ellen Page, Justin H. Min, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Emily Raver-Lampman, Aidan Gallagher, and Robert Sheehan as a dysfunctional family of adopted siblings with extraordinary abilities.
As the series synopsis explains:
On the same day in 1989, 43 infants inexplicably are born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world.
Saving the world became imperative by the end of season one, but the threat they faced was an unexpected one and the cliffhanger ending has left fans clamoring for the sequel.
The series debuted in February of 2019, and according to Deadline, it ranked third on Netflix’s list of its most popular series for 2019. Additionally, it was one of only three Netflix original series to break into the top 10 ranking for the streaming service for the year.
Check out that announcement video below and let us know if you’ll be watching The Umbrella Academy when it returns on July 31, 2020!