Here’s what The Netflix Original ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Has in Store for You
There are your mainstream thriller and horror web series and then there are the standard supernatural TV shows, all of them lined up for your viewing pleasure. The Umbrella Academy is a lot different than the standard entertainment web series that you come across. It is an American dark comedy superhero television series that is based on the premise of a comic book under the same name, written by Gerard Way.
The show is a Netflix Original, created by Steve Blackman and later developed by Jeremy Slater. The story of the series revolves around the lives of a dysfunctional family with four adopted siblings who are superheroes and reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death.
The first season of the show was initially released on Netflix in 2019 and reported 45 million viewership from across the globe. All the viewership came along in the first month of the release of the series, making it one of the most-streamed series of the year. Just after a month of the release of the first season, the widespread response got a renewal for the second season of the show.
The second season of the series was then released on July 31, 2020, gaining widespread accolades from critics and viewers from across the globe. It was later in November 2020 that the show was finally renewed for a third season as well.
What is the plot of the series?
The premise of the show follows extremely supernatural and fictitious themes, leaving the audience questioning their sanity from the very beginning. The first episode begins with 43 women giving birth simultaneously at noon on October 01, 1989. The weird part of it all was the fact that nobody knew they were pregnant until after their labor pain started.
Out of the 43 births that happened, seven children were adopted by a renowned billionaire, Sir Reginald Hargreeves. He later turned them into superheroes and later titled the group “The Umbrella Academy”.
Since they are superheroes, Hargreeves ends up naming them as numbers instead of actual names. Later, the seven children are renamed by their robot mother, Grace. The seven children are later named Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Five, Ben, and Vanya.
While Hargreeves appoints six of his children to work fighting crime, he shields away Vanya from these activities since she doesn’t possess any power of her own yet. The first season then brings back the audience to the present where all the siblings are estranged and doing different things across the world.
However, when they learn about their father’s death, they come together for his funeral. Five, who time travelled to the future, comes back and tells that the world is going to be hit by an apocalypse soon. In the meantime, all the siblings come together to unravel the actual reason behind their father’s death and get the hidden secrets that no one is talking about.
Following the first season, the second season opens with the hit of the apocalypse. Unable to stop it from happening, the siblings decide to travel back in time but are scattered across different years of the 1960s in Dallas. It is Five who later tries her best to get back her siblings together before things take a tumble for the worse.
Who is Cast in The Umbrella Academy?
The Umbrella Academy is one of the most popular and renowned Netflix series and witnesses a pretty well-known cast in the show. If you are planning on watching the series, here’s what the cast will look like through the two available seasons:
- Elliot Page
- Tom Hopper
- David Castaneda
- Emmy Raver Lampman
- Robert Sheehan
- Aidan Gallagher
- Mary J. Blige
- Cameron Britton
- John Magaro
- Adam Godley
- Colm Feore
- Justin H. Min
- Ritu Arya
- Yusuf Gatewood
- Marin Ireland
- Kate Walsh
- Justin Cornwell
- Britne Oldford
- Jake Epstein
- Genesis Rodriguez
- Cazzie David
Index of The Umbrella Academy
The Umbrella Academy has two seasons and a total of 20 episodes at this point. There have been no inputs about the date for the release of the third season but since it’s renewed and the trailer is out, we can expect the same to come around sooner than later.
Episode 1 – We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals
Episode 2 – Run Boy Run
Episode 3 – Extra Ordinary
Episode 4 – Man on the Moon
Episode 5 – Number Five
Episode 6 – The Day That Wasn’t
Episode 7 – The Day That Was
Episode 8 – I Heard a Rumor
Episode 9 – Changes
Episode 10 – The White Violin
Episode 1 – Right Back Where We Started
Episode 2 – The Frankel Footage
Episode 3 – The Swedish Job
Episode 4 – The Majestic 12
Episode 5 – Valhalla
Episode 6 – A Light Supper
Episode 7 – Öga for Öga
Episode 8 – The Seven Stages
Episode 9 – 743
Episode 10 – The End of Something
Unlike the majority of the mainstream supernatural web series, The Umbrella Academy is a pretty new discourse, offering the audience the fits of laughter and the dread of the horror too. If you are in the mood to watch something new, we’d highly recommend that you start binge-watching the first two seasons before the third season of the series comes out on Netflix.
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1. Is there a season 3 for The Umbrella Academy?
Yes, the show has already been renewed for the third season and rumors have it that Steve Blackman is set to make a return in the third season as well.
2. Is The Umbrella Academy worth watching?
Despite it being termed as a “superhero” series, there is a lot that unfolds in the show. It is possibly the best “worst” superhero show that you’d watch but the premise of the show makes it a worthy watch.
3. Is The Umbrella Academy ideal for 11-year olds?
The Umbrella Academy comes with the TV-14 rating on the show, which means that it is ideal for children above the age of 14. So, ideally, it wouldn’t be best for an 11 year old to watch.