A three-minute preview of the upcoming season opens after Five (Aidan Gallagher) throws the siblings back in time to escape the apocalypse that Vanya (Ellen Page) precipitated in 2019. But Five’s attempt to save his family has its shortcomings, dropping them in Dallas over a three-year period from 1960 to 1963 and causing another doomsday involving the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Landing in a 1963 warzone, Five picks up a newspaper with the headline “Soviets Attack U.S.: JFK Declares War on Reds.”
“No, this can’t be right,” says Five in the opening scene of the new season, which you can watch above. “What the hell did we do now?”
In the backstory of the live-action series, on the same day in October 1989, 43 infants are born to an unconnected woman who shows no signs of pregnancy a day prior. In the Netflix adaptation of the comic books by the same name, six are adopted by billionaire Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), also known as “The Monocle,” who creates the Umbrella Academy to train his “children” to save the world.
“The Umbrella Academy” also stars Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Kate Walsh. Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, and Marin Ireland will join them in Season 2.
The show is produced by UCP, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, for Netflix. Steve Blackman serves as executive producer and returns as showrunner for Season 2. Additional executive producers are Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.