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It’s been over a year since The Umbrella Academy debuted on Netflix in February 2019. Now everyone’s patience is about to pay off. On May 18, the streaming service dropped The Umbrella Academy Season 2 release date with a promo trailer featuring the cast as they recreate “I Think We’re Alone Now” dance in quarantine. And basically, the fandom backing the Gerard Way-created series has re-ignited on social media. 

‘The Umbrella Academy’ cast reveals the Netflix release date on season 2

In The Umbrella Academy Season 2 release date promo, the main cast reworked the iconic dance scene from the series premiere. And as Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now” played in the background, the teaser confirmed the return of Vanya Hargreeves (Ellen Page), Luther Hargreeves (Tom Hopper), Diego Hargreeves (David Castañeda), Allison Hargreeves (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Klaus Hargreeves (Robert Sheehan), Number Five (Aidan Gallagher), and Ben Hargreeves (Justin H. Min). 

Finally, at the end of the promo, Min unveiled The Umbrella Academy Season 2 premiere date on Netflix. So set your calendars. The series comes back on Friday, July 31, 2020. 

Fans react to ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 trailer

Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ellen Page, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, Mary J. Blige and Cameron Britton attend Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy' Screening at Raleigh Studios on May 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ellen Page, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, Mary J. Blige and Cameron Britton of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix

For months, fans have been waiting for some news. So naturally, following the release of The Umbrella Academy Season 2 teaser, fans swarmed social media to share their excitement over the return of the Netflix series, even trending the show on Twitter.

“Woke up to this trending only to find out we finally have a date,” a fan wrote on Twitter. “I suddenly love it here!! #UmbrellaAcademy.”

“The Umbrella Academy, season 2, July 31st. I honestly can’t wait,” another fan tweeted

Meanwhile, other viewers gushed over the cast’s dance in the big reveal.

“You know what was my favorite moment from Umbrella Academy? When they all danced to ‘I Think We’re Alone Now,’” a fan wrote on Twitter. “So yes I love this season 2 announcement.”

“Great show and the soundtrack is amazing,’ a fan wrote on Reddit. “Definitely a fun way to introduce the new season date.”

What to expect when ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 premieres on Netflix

As The Umbrella Academy fandom prepares for the July 31 return, we take a look back at what happened at the end of season 1. The finale wrapped with a massive cliffhanger, with the dysfunctional Hargreeves siblings traveling back in time to save the world from the apocalypse. But even so, we’re not out of the danger zone just yet.

When speaking with The Hollywood Reporter in February 2019, showrunner Steve Blackman and Way opened up about what’s to come when The Umbrella Academy Season 2 starts.

“The truth is, we don’t know where they are,” Blackman said. “We don’t know what happened to them. I wanted this to really be the best of cliffhangers, in that you’re like ‘Wait, what? What happened?’ It gives us a lot of openness and legroom to tell the best story we can next year.”


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He continued: “But yes, the apocalypse is not solved. They did not save the world, which is a slight alteration of the comic. To me, it was the right Netflix cliffhanger. You really want people to go into the off-season saying, ‘I gotta know what happened,’ and that will be revealed when — hopefully — you see season two.”

Meanwhile, Way revealed he has eight graphic novels in The Umbrella Academy series planned. “Steven knows what happens in all of those eight volumes,” Way said. “I wrote up this document for him and the writers, which explains what will happen through all of the graphic novels.”

Then Blackman confirmed The Umbrella Academy series on Netflix will likely follow the storyline of the source material. 

“Some of it will work and some of it won’t. But what’s nice about it is, I know where [Gerard’s] head is going,” Blackman said. “The idea is not to deviate too much. we want to stay on course with what the comics are doing, and having that plan ahead of time allows us to set some things up now for later seasons.”