'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 Opening Scene on Netflix

The Umbrella Academy Season 2

While we weren't treated to Black Widow and Wonder Woman, Netflix is giving us a dose of superheroes with The Umbrella Academy season 2. Within the Netflix adaptation of the comedian books by the identical identify, six are adopted by billionaire Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), also called "The Monocle", who creates the Umbrella Academy to coach his "kids" to avoid wasting the world. He then witnesses the rest of the team, Luther (Tom Hopper), Diego (David Castaneda), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Klaus (Robert Sheehan), Ben (Justin H. Min), and Vanya (Ellen Page), unleashing the full extent of their powers in an attempt to prevent Armageddon.

Netflix nicely reminds us that the series will be "launched in our timeline on July 31st", so the return of the weird family is really imminent. Instead of being assassinated, it looks like JFK has declared war, meaning the streets are overrun with Russian trips. Just when Five is about to join the fight, though, Hazel zaps in and whisks him away to safety.

In this clip from episode 1, Five drops down out of a swirling vortex on November 25 1963, only to find downtown Dallas in flames, Soviet tanks storming the city, and, of course, his siblings in the middle of it all. 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.


Now, the sibling must find a way to reunite with each other, and all the siblings are being hunted by the Swedish Assassins.

Watch The Umbrella Academy season two on Netflix from Friday 31 July. But seriously, no pressure or anything.

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