The Umbrella Academy: Season 2

  • 15 Aug - 21 Aug, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

The live-action series is back to Netflix for season two. After an intriguing debut in 2019, all points for the creators for taking critiques on board to make this new season with a cleaner execution, stronger performances, and even better world-building. With these revisions in place, the show is poised to make a very confident and attention-grabbing return. Picking up in the final moments of the season one finale, we go from the 2019 apocalypse following the Hargreaves siblings face-off with their sister, Vanya (Ellen Page), into the early ’60s thanks to sibling Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) using his powers of teleportation and time travel. Unfortunately for Five, those time-traveling abilities need a bit of work, because he ends up scattering his brothers and sisters across the first years of the decade. A small miracle comes in the form of the siblings being spat out of Five’s time portal into the same alley in Texas, which helps ensure they’re not kept apart for too long. It’s Five’s job to not once again not just make sure the team gets back together, but figure out how to stop the world from ending again once more. There is a crackling energy humming this season. The Umbrella Academy is devoted to ensure your eyes are locked on the screen at all times and fully invested right from the beginning.