The Umbrella Academy Poster: Future's So Grim, They Gotta Wear Shades

So we're getting a break from the teases and profiles and getting back down to the serious stuff: the official poster for Netflix's The Umbrella Academy season 2. Two reasons why it matters, with the first being the poster itself and what it tells us about the Hargreeves (Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min). The reflections in the sunglasses tell some tales. Luther (Hopper) remains committed to "saving the day," while Diego (Castañeda) looks to make up for past mistakes and Allison (Raver-Lampman) looks to make a societal difference. For Sheehan's Klaus, it's about finding a connection and dealing with lost love, while Min's Ben looks to reclaim the family life taken from him and Page's Vanya appears to want to put the past/future behind her with a fresh start. As for Five (Gallagher)? He needs to get them all on the same page so they can avert an apocalypse in time to avert… another apocalypse? Oh, and we also have briefcases that have us thinking "Swedish assassins" again. Just thought you should know:

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The poster for The Umbrella Academy season 2 (Image: Netflix)
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Teaser image for The Umbrella Academy season 2 (Image: Netflix)

Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya's 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right – the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they're the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which – spoiler alert! – turns out is a result of the group's disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?).

Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins (Tom Sinclair, Kris Holden-Ried, Jason Brydenwait). But seriously, no pressure or anything. Joining them on their time-twisted mission are Texas housewife Sissy (Marin Ireland); brilliant yet insane "chameleon" Lila (Ritu Arya); and devoted husband and natural-born leader Raymond (Yusuf Gatewood).

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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