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The Umbrella Academy Renewed For Season 3

Netflix has renewed The Umbrella Academy for a third season. 

The cast set to reprise their roles include Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore.  The season three order includes 10 one-hour episodes. Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed show premiered on July 31, 2020.

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Gerard Way On Klaus’s Hollywood Hijinks In Umbrella Academy Spinoff You Look Like Death

With three Umbrella Academy story arcs under his belt, writer Gerard Way is branching out with the series’ very first spinoff, You Look Like Death. The story centers around Klaus/The Séance, perhaps the most troubled member of the Hargreeves brood, who suffers from a horrible drug habit and a supernatural ability to commune with the dead.

“Of all of the siblings, Klaus was always the first one I wanted to explore, because I had a lot of ideas about what happened to him in the ten years before ‘Apocalypse Suite,’” Way, who is also known as the frontman of My Chemical Romance, shared. “It felt like a big story in itself. Since then, I’ve filled in the gaps on what the other siblings were up to in that ten-year span and I’d like to explore those stories as well. Klaus was always the first, though.”

After he’s kicked out of the UA mansion by his father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves (aka “The Monocle”), an 18-year-old Klaus heads to Hollywood, where he contends with magical narcotics and a vampiric drug lord. For Way, the glamorous and sun-soaked Tinseltown setting was the perfect place in which to test the troubled young hero.

“Los Angeles is a place where you can very easily lose sight of who you are, and that is what is happening to Klaus in this series,” he explained. “We see him develop stronger habits and explore more extreme things than he had before. Los Angeles is also a place with a strong dark side, as well as this undercurrent of the occult. It is also a place where somewhat nefarious people transplanted here can more easily thrive and spread out roots, so there’s a good chance Klaus runs the risk of getting chewed up and spit out.”

For this project, Way re-teamed with his Fabulous Killjoys co-writer, Shaun Simon. In terms of artwork, he recruited I.N.J. Culbard (Everything, The New Deadwardians) for the interiors. Way’s Umbrella Academy co-creator, Gabriel Bá, is drawing the covers for each issue, while Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion, Fight Club 3), oversees lettering.

You Look Like Death: Tales From The Umbrella Academy #1 (I.N.J. Culbard Variant Cover)

“I absolutely love I.N.J.’s art. I had seen some of his older work, as well as his horror work that made us feel like he would really capture the moodiness, darkness, and emotions of a story like this,” Way said. “He also captures the fading glamour of the setting and characters. I was inspired by Bret Easton Ellis’s novel, Less Than Zero, and the film version of it as well, and I think Ian is great at capturing that seedy raw energy. And he draws a great Klaus — as well as the other characters we see — and the rest of the siblings.”

Staying true to past UA releases, the spinoff adopts an pseudo-anachronistic aesthetic that’s meant to keep the reader unsure of the time period. It’s a stylistic choice that fits nicely into the Los Angeles backdrop, which, as the nexus of the American entertainment industry, can’t help but evoke romantic (and seedy) thoughts of bygone eras.

“You definitely get to see more of the world, specifically Hollywood, in the Umbrella Academy universe,” Way continued. “Like all things Umbrella Academy, you can’t exactly tell what year it is, but things tend to look classic, or like they did during the heyday or golden age of something, where our first understanding of the place or activity came from. This Hollywood feels like the Hollywood we have seen in old classic films, but has that slight alternate reality, and sometimes more modern feeling, that Umbrella Academy things do.”

You Look Like Death: Tales From The Umbrella Academy #1 (Leo Romero Variant Cover)

As Way alluded to earlier, You Look Like Death is just one piece of a larger puzzle that fills in the gaps of what happened in the 10 years before the Hargreeves children were brought back together in the wake of Sir Reginald’s death. However, it might be some time before we see all of those other stories told.

“There are other ideas for sure as far as Umbrella Academy siblings getting their own series, all of them very different from each other — and there are other writers and creators I want to work with on those — but I wanted to bring the focus back to the main Umbrella Academy story arc,” Way admitted.

On that note, the writer/musician revealed that Vol. 4 of the mainstream series will be entitled “Sparrow Academy.” Dark Horse has yet to reveal any rollout plans for it, but Way promised that the plot would answer a major question fans have been asking since the very beginning.

“[It] deals with a very big reveal in the Umbrella Academy universe, something that had been secret for a long time, and our siblings learn a lot about what was happening behind the scenes, as well as discovering the true nature of some characters that have been with them since the beginning,” Way teased. “The series finally starts to answer the question: ‘What about the other babies born on that day, in that moment?’ The Umbrella Academy siblings are not alone in the world anymore.”

You Look Like Death: Tales From The Umbrella Academy #1 goes on sale Wednesday, September 16.

Reprinted from Forbes

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Watch The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Opening Scene

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.

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Watch The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Trailer

Netflix has released the trailer for season 2 of The Umbrella Academy.

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 is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. 

Season 2 premieres on Netflix July 31, 2020.

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The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Returns To Netflix July 31

Netflix has announced the official premiere date for the upcoming second season of Gerard Way’s hit superhero series The Umbrella Academy which will see the return of the Hargreeves siblings following the first season finale’s time-travel cliffhanger. Season 2 is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, July 31.

In season one, on the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya, and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

The series stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.

The Umbrella Academy is based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.

The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will return as executive producer and showrunner for Season 2, with additional executive producers Jeff F. King (Hand of God), Bluegrass Television, and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá will serve as co-executive producers.

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Netflix Shares Season 2 Character Posters For The Umbrella Academy

Netflix has begun teasing season 2 of The Umbrella Academy by releasing new character posters.

The Umbrella Academy is a sci-fi drama series that is inspired by the Eisner Award-winning comic book by Gerard Way. The series is focused on seven adopted siblings who were born under unusual events, and all possess potent capabilities. The estranged siblings find themselves rejoined following the death of their father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves, and later end up attempting to defend the world.

Season 1 ended on a major cliffhanger and there’s plenty of unanswered questions, so fans are desperate to learn what happens next. I will post more info on the release date and trailer when it becomes available. Until then, binge watch season 1, it’s excellent! 

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Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy Renewed For A Second Season

Netflix has announced that The Umbrella Academy has been renewed or a second season. The live-action superhero series will return with a 10-episode order with production set to start this summer in Toronto, Canada.

On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

The Umbrella Academy is based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. Season 1 stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.

Page, Hopper, Castañeda, Raver-Lampman, Sheehan, Gallagher, and Justin Min are set to reprise their roles in Season 2. Additional casting will be announced later.

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Watch The Umbrella Academy Official Trailer

Netflix has released the full trailer for The Umbrella Academy, revealing a super dysfunctional family of unlikely heroes in the upcoming comic book adaptation.

On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

 

The Umbrella Academy is based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. 

The live-action series stars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.

The show will be available for streaming on February 15, exclusively on Netflix.

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Netflix Releases The Umbrella Academy Teaser Trailer

Netflix has released the first footage from their next comic book adaptation with The Umbrella Academy teaser trailer and look for the series to debut on February 15, 2019.

On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

The Umbrella Academy is based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The live-action series stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige, and is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Jeff F. King (Hand of God), Bluegrass Television, and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá will serve as co-executive producers.

The series stars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.

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