The Umbrella Academy Season 2: Vanya and Diego Are Done Dancing

With the news from none other than Steve Blackman himself that post-production on the second season has wrapped, fans of The Umbrella Academy can rest easy knowing that the clan (Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min) will be on time (for once) when the series comes crashing back on July 31. When the second season of Netflix's adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's comic book series debuts, our heroes find themselves in 1960's Dallas, but Number Five (Gallagher) accidentally dumped them off at different points in time, with Five the last arrival and the first one in position to "get the band back together." And that's before they get back to the present to deal with that apocalypse. So you understand why our heroes being on time for anything is pretty impressive.

Vanya and Diego are done dancing on The Umbrella Academy (Image: Netflix)
Vanya and Diego are done dancing on The Umbrella Academy (Image: Netflix)

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). Looking to put a stop to our heroes' plans for goof? Three nasty, cold-blooded Swedish assassins (Tom Sinclair, Kris Holden-Ried, Jason Brydenwait). But still no trailer, at least not yet. What we did get was Sheehan's Klaus and Raver-Lampman's Allison dancing, an odd image of milk, Luther (Hopper) "dance-boxing," a disturbing axe-themed philosophical question, and a dire warning about family barbecues. Next up, we've got Castañeda's Diego and Page's Vanya, who (we're thinking) have given up on the whole "dance thing." Not that they have anything left to prove to us in the department, but still? Castañeda looks like he's Mac (Rob McElhenney) as "The Night Man" on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as he makes his way across the stage, while Page pretty much reacts how we would if someone asked us to improve a funky dance move. It's enough to make us want to join Klaus to get our hair done:

The Umbrella Academy
Always time to get the 'do done on The Umbrella Academy (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. But seriously, no pressure or anything.

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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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