Season two of The Umbrella Academy has officially wrapped filming. The genre-bending Netflix series, based on the comics by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way was one of the most talked about series of this year
There is no official release date for the new season as of yet.
SPOILERS BELOW–YOU’VE BEEN WARNED
At the beginning of season one, we were told that in October of 1989, 43 women gave birth at the exact same time all around the world. This might not be totally unusual except that none of those women had been pregnant when they woke up that morning. A billionaire by the name of Reginald Hargreeves managed to find and adopt seven of those children.
He took them back to his home and “raised” them discovering that they had remarkable abilities as they grew and rather than giving them names, simply gave them numbers according to their use. They became their own crime-fighting team, and Sir Reginald became even more famous than he’d been before.
Eventually the team went their separate ways, reuniting only after their “father” dies.
Super-strong Luther (Tom Hopper), dead-shot Diego (David Castaneda), mind-influencing Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), spirit-medium Klaus (Robert Sheehan), time-traveling #5 (Aidan Gallagher), and Vanya (Ellen Page), who we were told had no powers at all (LIES) all meet at the mansion that was their childhood home to discover that things there are just as dysfunctional as ever.
Oh, and Ben (Justin Min), their brother who inexplicably died before the series starts is also there, but the only one who can see him is Klaus.
Before long, they find themselves embroiled in series of events that could lead to the end of the world.
When the siblings find out that Vanya was actually the most powerful of them all and could destroy everything they love, they come together to stop her and we were left with one hell of a cliffhanger as #5 attempted to take them back in time to change the events of their current world-ending present.
Whew…did I get it all in?
No, wait, there were also two time-traveling assassins played to the hilt by Mary J. Blige and Cameron Britton, a sentient-talking chimpanzee named Pogo, and an android “mother” who helped raise them played by Jordan Claire-Robbins.
There, that’s it.
The 45 million households who viewed the series in its opening months were left with their jaws on the floor anticipating what would happen next and with filming wrapped we’ll be hotly anticipating where things will go with season two.
Will you be watching season two of The Umbrella Academy? Let us know in the comments!