"The Umbrella Academy" is an American superhero streaming television series directed by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater.
The starring cast includes Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, John Magaro, Adam Godley and others.
Watch the official trailer for "The Umbrella Academy"
Netflix on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 released the trailer:
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix.
What is "The Umbrella Academy" about?
The Umbrella Academy is set in a universe where 43 women around the world give birth simultaneously on October 1, 1989, despite none of them showing any sign of pregnancy until labor began. Seven of the children are adopted by eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) and turned into a superhero team that he calls "The Umbrella Academy." Hargreeves gives the children numbers rather than names, but they eventually are named by their robot-mother, Grace, as Luther (Tom Hopper), Diego (David Castañeda), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Klaus (Robert Sheehan), Five, Ben, and Vanya (Ellen Page). While putting six of his children to work fighting crime, Reginald keeps Vanya apart from her siblings' activities, as she supposedly demonstrates no powers of her own.
The first season is set in the present day, where Luther is part ape and has lived on the moon for four years, Allison is a famous actress, Vanya is a violinist, Klaus has a drug addiction, Ben, now deceased, is a ghost able to converse only with Klaus, and Diego has become a vigilante with a penchant for trouble. The estranged siblings learn that Reginald has died and gather for his funeral. Five returns from the future, chased by time-travelling operatives, and reveals that a global apocalypse is imminent. Meanwhile, the reunited siblings try to uncover the secret of their dysfunctional family while beginning to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities.
The second season takes place immediately after the first season. Following their failure to stop the apocalypse, the Umbrella Academy is forced to go back in time, to save the world. Unfortunately the time travel goes awry as the siblings end up different years in 1960s Dallas. Five ends up on November 25, 1963, in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, but manages to escape with the help of Hazel (Cameron Britton). Five discovers that another apocalypse is coming and that he only has ten days to prevent it. While being hunted by a trio of Swedish assassins, Five must find and reunite his siblings who have made new lives following their arrival, in order to stop this new apocalypse.
Who's in the "The Umbrella Academy" cast?
Here is the full cast and characters of "The Umbrella Academy".
Ellen Page Vanya Hargreeves / The White Violin / Number Seven a meek violinist
Tom Hopper Luther Hargreeves / Spaceboy / Number One an astronaut with super strength
David Castañeda Diego Hargreeves / The Kraken / Number Two a rebellious troublemaker with the mild telekinetic ability to curve the trajectory of anything he throws, usually knives
Emmy Raver-Lampman Allison Hargreeves / The Rumor / Number Three a celebrity with the ability to control minds and bend reality with the phrase "I heard a rumor"
Robert Sheehan Klaus Hargreeves / The Séance / Number Four a flamboyant drug and alcohol addict with the ability to communicate with the dead and temporarily make them corporeal
Aidan Gallagher Five Hargreeves / The Boy / Number Five a boy with the ability to jump through space and time
Mary J. Blige Cha-Cha (season 1), a Commission agent partnered with the character Hazel, she as "all-business" and the more sociopathic and ruthless of the two assassins
Cameron Britton Hazel (season 1; guest season 2), Cha-Cha's partner, a fellow assassin disillusioned with his life as an agent
John Magaro Leonard Peabody / Harold Jenkins (season 1), Vanya's love interest
Adam Godley Pogo (season 1; guest season 2), Reginald's closest assistant, and an intelligent chimpanzee, with Godley providing the voice and facial performance capture, and Hall providing the motion capture for the body, and playing the character on the set
Colm Feore Sir Reginald Hargreeves / The Monocle the Umbrella Academy's adoptive father and a billionaire industrialist
Justin H. Min Ben Hargreeves / The Horror / Number Six (season 2; recurring season 1)
Ritu Arya Lila Pitts (season 2), Diego's love interest and The Handler's adopted daughter
Yusuf Gatewood Raymond Chestnut (season 2), Allison's 2nd husband
Marin Ireland Sissy Cooper (season 2), Vanya's friend and love interest
Kate Walsh The Handler (season 2; recurring season 1), the head of the Commission and Five's former boss
Ken Hall Pogo (season 1; guest season 2), Reginald's closest assistant, and an intelligent chimpanzee, with Godley providing the voice and facial performance capture, and Hall providing the motion capture for the body, and playing the character on the set
Ken Hall Herb (season 2; guest season 1)/Pogo (motion-capture only) (season 1)
Sheila McCarthy Agnes Rofa (season 1), Hazel's nascent love interest, the waitress and baker at (and owner of) Griddy's Doughnuts
Jordan Claire Robbins Grace Hargreeves / Mom a robot built by Reginald
Ashley Madekwe Detective Eudora Patch (season 1), Diego's former romantic partner
Peter Outerbridge The Conductor (season 1)
Rainbow Sun Francks Detective Chuck Beaman (season 1)
Matt Biedel Sgt
Kevin Rankin Elliott (season 2)
Justin Paul Kelly Harlan Cooper (season 2), Carl and Sissy's son
John Kapelos Jack Ruby (season 2)
Kris Holden-Ried Axel (season 2)
Jason Bryden Otto (season 2)
Tom Sinclair Oscar (season 2)
Cody Ray Thompson Dave/Young Dave (season 2; guest season 1), Klaus' boyfriend during the Vietnam war
Calem MacDonald Dave/Young Dave (season 2; guest season 1), Klaus' boyfriend during the Vietnam war
Stephen Bogaert Carl Cooper (season 2)
Patrice Goodman Dot (season 2; guest season 1)
Dov Tiefenbach Keechie (season 2)
Robin Atkin Downes AJ Carmichael (season 2), a talking goldfish that as the leader of the commission
What are "The Umbrella Academy" series specifications?
The "The Umbrella Academy" series is produced by Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions.
The average duration of each episode is 40 - 60 minutes. Country of origin: United States. Original language: English.
The "The Umbrella Academy" series is rated with "PG" rating.
What are critics and audiences saying about "The Umbrella Academy"?
"The Umbrella Academy" got average rating from critics. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 57/100. But the audience loves this tv series.
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