The Umbrella Academy Season 2 released on July 31, 2020, and had much better reviews than its previous season. The superhero fantasy drama of Netflix came with some new twists and storyline and definitely some new promises for season 3. The 10 episodes were dropped on the same very day and had a better response from the last time.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 ended on a nerve-wracking cliffhanger and we can be sure that series is on its way for season 3. But, more on that later, let us first have a recap of season 1.
The Umbrella Academy Season 1 Recap
The series begins with the birth of more than 40 children in 1989 and a billionaire adopting 7 kids. Sir Reginald Hargreeves is the billionaire and the foster father who has brought seven kids together. These seven kids have superpowers and are supposed to change the world. Sir Hangreeves decided against having any affection towards his children so he named them numerically.
Number 1 is Luther and his strength is his size. Luther is the most loyal to his father and dedicated to his family. Number 2 is Diego and can perform magic with knives. Number 3 is Allison and she can make anyone believe any rumor. Number 4 is Klaus and he can talk to the dead. Number 5 is a time travel and Number 6 is Ben, who can control tentacle creatures.
Number 7 is Vanya, who’s a violinist who has no superpower and is the only exception in the family. She has resented her family members for the same reasons the kids fell apart in their teenage years. They reunited after their father’s dad but Number 5 informs them that there’s an apocalypse coming.
Like a cliché superhero story, the superheroes now have to save the world from the dreaded apocalypse. Number 5 had traveled in the future and seen that the world is about to end in a week’s time.
He also had seen his foster siblings getting defeated trying so he wants to do everything alone. However, the superheroes try and save the world together.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Review
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 begins with where season 1 left us. Number 5 sends his foster brothers and sister back to the past to save them from the apocalypse. However, the move goes wrong the all of them are stuck in the 1960s. Number 5, once again sees the end of the world in 1963 and wants to assemble his remaining family. The rest of the family members are scattered in different years.
Diego is in a mental asylum for informing about the upcoming assassination of J.F. Kennedy. Luther is working for Lee Oswald, the future murderer of Kennedy. Klaus is a cult leader and always with the spirit of Ben, who is now fed up with him. Allison is married now and also an activist. Vanya is living in a rural family and apparently has lost her family.
While the response that The Umbrella Academy Season 2 received is much better than season 1, it still needs to do better. The main problem remains the pace of the show. There’s an apocalypse coming but the superheroes do not seem to understand the urgency of the matter. The episodes keep distracting us from other story arcs.
While Kennedy’s assassination and America’s secular division is a new content added in the show, it is nothing unique. The action sequences are nothing impressive and the characters still need a lot of depth.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3
By the end of The Umbrella Academy Season 2, the audience learns that The Umbrella Academy has saved the world. However, their actions in 1963 have changed the future since then. Reginald Hargreeves’ life is also not the same as before since his encounter with The Umbrella Academy. And of course, there’s a new Sparrow Academy.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 finished with a lot of promises and we’d like to see what season 3 brings to us. The release date is not yet announced and we believe that it might release between September to November 2021.