There can be little doubt, Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Acadamy was a smashing success. Based off the comic book of the same name, the Netflix series became an instant favourite amongst fans, with its unconventional take on the superhero trope. It was hardly surprising that the show got renewed for a second season.
That being said, Netflix has finally announced a release date for its second season, and in some style I must say. The trailer for season 2 recreates the iconic dance scene from season 1 and is shot in the form of a zoom call with the shows cast members. Talk about social distancing! The fun trailer ends with the reveal of the release date for season 2: July 31.
Based on the trailer, the shows main cast—Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, Cameron Britton, David Castañeda, and Aidan Gallagher, will be reprising their roles. Not much is known about the plot but Jeff Russo, who’s the show’s soundtrack composer gave fans some hints on what to expect.
“Well, there’s definitely a big change in setting, that’s for sure. And we tried not to change too much the approach of how to tell the story musically. I mean, we used a lot of really great songs in season one. We’re going to be using a lot of great songs in season two. We use score in a very meaningful way to support the emotional arcs of all of our characters in season one. We’ll be doing that again in season two. There are some new characters that we’re going to be having some fun with from a score perspective and that’s always fun, coming up with new thematic ideas for new characters and how to underscore them. So there’s a lot of new and then there’s a lot of the same. It’s a lot of both, but it’s definitely a thrill ride this year.”
Whatever the plot may be, it makes for exciting news. Stay tuned for more news on your favourite TV shows.