The Umbrella Academy Story, As Told By Their Funko Pop! Counterparts

With it now only a mere matter of days until Netflix's live-action adaptation of  Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's comic book series The Umbrella Academy gets time-tossed back into our lives for a second season, the streaming service asked the cast to recreate some of their favorite moments from the first season. But between social-distancing and all of those phone interviews that Justin Min has made us feel self-conscious about, it makes sense that they would be a little too busy to knock out a project like that.

The Umbrella Academy season 1 scenes, as told by Funko POP! vinyl figures (Image: Netflix)
The Umbrella Academy season 1 scenes, as told by Funko POP! vinyl figures (Image: Netflix)

But no fear! There's a tiny team of vinyl titans ready to step out of the shadows (or out of their boxes and off collectors' shelves) to save the day. Yes, that's right. Welcome to a recreation of a choice Umbrella Academy moment, as performed by Funko POP! vinyl figures. In this scene, Five (Aidan Gallagher) explains how he got back and why he's looking so young- and why Diego (David Castañeda) doesn't understand. So of course, Diego picks a fight with Luther (Tom Hopper). Remember that this isn't the first time we've met their vinyl counterparts: the cast was first introduced to them on-set at the end of last year:

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?).

The countdown to The Umbrella Academy season 2 continues (Image: Netflix)
The countdown to The Umbrella Academy season 2 continues (Image: Netflix)

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. Joining them on their time-twisted mission are Texas housewife Sissy; a devoted husband and natural-born leader, Raymond; and "chameleon" Lila, who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires. Unpredictable, mischievous, and sarcastic, Lila's gifted with a twisted sense of humor.

The Umbrella Academy season 2 stars Ellen Page as Vanya aka The White Violin aka Number Seven, Tom Hopper as Luther aka Spaceboy aka Number One, David Castañeda as Diego aka The Kraken aka Number Two, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison aka The Rumor aka Number Three, Robert Sheehan as Klaus aka The Séance aka Number Four, Aidan Gallagher as Five aka The Boy, and Justin H. Min as Ben aka The Horror aka Number Six.

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (L to R) AIDAN GALLAGHER as NUMBER FIVE, EMMY RAVER-LAMPMAN as ALLISON HARGREEVES, ROBERT SHEEHAN as KLAUS HARGREEVES, TOM HOPPER as LUTHER HARGREEVES, DAVID CASTA„EDA as DIEGO HARGREEVES and ELLEN PAGE as VANYA HARGREEVES in episode 206 of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX/NETFLIX © 2020
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX/NETFLIX © 2020

The series also stars Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves, Kris Holden-Ried as Axel, Jason Bryden as Otto, Tom Sinclair as Oscar, Yusuf Gatewood as Raymond Chestnut, John Kapelos as Luther's boss, Ritu Arya as Lila, Stephen Rogaert as Carl, Cameron Britton as Hazel, Kevin Rankin as Elliot, Marin Ireland as Sissy, and Justin Paul Kelly as Harlan. Produced by UCP for Netflix, The Umbrella Academy is executive produced by showrunner Steve Blackman as well as Jeff F. King, Keith Goldberg, and Mike Richardson. Comic book series creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá serve as co-executive producers.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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