It's Thursday, May 28, 2020, and our incoming transmission from Netflix's The Umbrella Academy is making a couple of things pretty clear. On one hand, the Hargreeves siblings (Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min) clearly succeeded in making the time jump at the end of last season in an attempt to stop the apocalypse so that's a good thing. The downside? It looks like whatever it is The White Violin aka Number Seven, Spaceboy aka Number One, Kraken aka Numer Two, The Rumor aka Number Three, The Séance aka Number Four, The Boy aka Number 5, and The Horror aka Number 6 are planning to do? Well, a certain organization that Number Five is intimately familiar with would like to have a little talk with the family – but at least our heroes will look good doing it:
In March, The Umbrella Academy series creator/EP Steve Blackman took to Instagram to show the team working hard on post-production on the live-action adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's comic book series. Then last month, Min offered us a personal glimpse into how ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement) recording was going (otherwise known as "looping"). At the beginning of May, Min shared an image from a Zoom meeting with EP Jeff King, Kripke, and the cast that shifted our hopes into overdrive. Then the fanbase got what they were waiting for, a date announcement music video that brought back our "I Think We're Alone Now" feels:
Here's a look at what appears to be the season's episode titles and writers, according to the WGA site. We're avoiding assigning them specific episode numbers until they're confirmed, but the running order for the season could be as follows (with writers included): "743" (Bronwyn Garrity and Roberto Askins), "A Light Supper" (Aeryn Michelle Williams), "OGA for OGA" (Nikki Schiefelbein), "Right Back Where We Started" (Blackman), "The End of Something" (Blackman), "The Frankel Footage" (Mark Goffman), "The Majestic 12" (Garrity), "The Seven Stages" (Goffman and Jesse McKeown), "The Swedish Job" (McKeown), and "Valhalla" (Robert Askins). Just a quick reminder that all of this is unofficial until it's official, but they do have us curious.