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The Umbrella Academy cast announce when they’ll return to Netflix through the medium of dance

Josh Milton May 19, 2020
The Umbrella Academy cast danced along to Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now" to announce that the show's second season is dropping July 31. (Screen capture via YouTube)

The Umbrella Academy cast danced along to Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now" to announce that the show's second season is dropping July 31. (Screen capture via YouTube)

The Umbrella Academy season 2 release date has finally been confirmed by Netflix and maybe the world isn’t a cesspit, after all.

Based on the comics series created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy revolves around adopted siblings and misfit heroes reunited by their father’s death.

Oh, they also have extraordinary powers. Yeah, maybe we should have led with that?

Anyway, Netflix has announced the season 2 release date by reuniting the Hargreaves siblings to recreate their iconic dance scene from the very first episode.

The video sees the cast jive around their homes to Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now”.

Netflix confirms The Umbrella Academy season 2 release date.

Towards the end of the clip, Min – who plays Ben Hargreeves – reveals the premiere date as he holds up a sign that has a two with an umbrella at the top with “July 31, 2020” on it.

Which, by current coronavirus time, is about four decades away.

The Umbrella Academy season 2 will see Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H Min all reprise their roles.

Ritu Arya, Marin Ireland, and Yusuf Gatewood have also joined the 10-episode sophomore season.

What is it about?

Not too much about umbrellas.

Netflix's Umbrella Academy stars lesbian icon Ellen Page. (Netflix)
Netflix’s Umbrella Academy stars lesbian icon Ellen Page. (Netflix)

The series focuses around seven of 43 mystery children who were all born on the same October day to women who had shown no previous sign of pregnancy.

The seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy to prepare them to fight crime.

Six of the children show signs of superpowers—the seventh, played by Ellen Page, is made to believe she has no special powers and is taunted for it.

The seven children grow up in an abusive environment and their lives take them in different directions, but when the billionaire dies, the unlikely family has to come together to tackle the mystery of his death and the threat of an apocalypse.

More: Ellen Page, netflix, The Umbrella Academy

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