In just a couple of days, Netflix will debut the Umbrella Academy Season 2. To pump up the fans, the streaming service has also released the Season 2 opening scene, featuring the Hargreeves — all of them — back in action to stop a Soviet invasion. It seems that the events of the first season have generated an alternative timeline in which the Soviet Union is giving a hard time to the US. It will be up to Number Five, Diego, Luthor, Vanya and all the others to prevent a nuclear apocalypse once again.
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.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on July 31.