Netflix drops trailer for hit dysfunctional estranged superhero family series featuring the aptly named original song from Gerard Way, ‘Here Comes the End.’
The Netflix original series, The Umbrella Academy, returns on July 31 with the dysfunctional, estranged superhero family that keeps us coming back for more misadventures. The popular live-action series is based on Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels of the same name created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics.
The recently released Season 2 trailer features an original song by Way entitled, “Here Comes the End.”
“I was originally inspired to write this track when series one of The Umbrella Academy was being shot; by the time I finished it 2020 was in full swing, the world had taken a profound turn and the song was finished in a surreal new reality,” commented Way.
The series began when on the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father's passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
Season 2 finds the siblings scattered in time after trying to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse. Now 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.