“Running just as fast we can, holdin’ on to one another’s hands…”
If you watched season one of Netflix’ superhero series The Umbrella Academy, you would remember the iconic scene (and iconic lyrics above) where the core cast dance to I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany. Upon hearing it, I personally added it to my Spotify list immediately and had it on repeat for weeks.
Now, the cast of the breakout series is back for season two and announced the news in a very Umbrella Academy way.
Featuring Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min, the cast recreate the scene from their first season, while in isolation during the global coronavirus pandemic.
The remote dance party is not only a bit of fun but also announces the worldwide season two release date of July 31.
While there is no actual trailer for the series yet, we’re anticipating an epic second offering.
Season one’s cliffhanger left us with the Hargreeves family watching on as the apocalypse happens — despite their efforts — destroying the moon and raining fragments down on earth, so we can only imagine what’s coming next.
The series, which was created for Netflix by Steve Blackman and developed by Jeremy Slater, revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an impending apocalypse.
According to the streaming platform, it was watched by 45 million member households.
The show was based on a comic-book series by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá — who wrote three instalments of the books, meaning there’s probably a third season yet-to-come.
For showrunner Steve Blackman, it was important to have a “great ending”.
“You really want people to say, ‘I’ve got to come back and watch what happens’. That was ultimate in my mind,” he said in an interview with IndieWire.
The core cast is returning for the second season, including Mary J. Blige and Cameron Britton and joining the cast are Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood and Marin Ireland.
WATCH: The Umbrella Academy Season 2 official date announcement.