Say what you want about social media, but it does bless us with access to the inaccessible.
For example, ten years ago, a journo like me wouldn’t have found out about filming wrapping on a popular television series until some PR person called Bunny or JP sent me some lame press release that told me nothing I didn’t know before.
Now a days, I can just load up Instagram and see a bunch of pics, vids and boomerangs from the likes of Tom Hopper and Aidan Gallagher telling me absolutely everything I need to know and more in real f*cking time. Like, for example, that filming for Season 2 of Umbrella Academy has officially wrapped in Toronto via on-set snaps with the cast and crew and hashtags that give insights into deep emotional feelings (sorry, that’s the journo in me).
Still waiting on the press release that will inevitably tell me nothing.
Better still, I can now collate everything I’ve gathered in my social stalk and share it with you!
Hey, I didn’t choose this life, I’m just living it.
Hopper wrote the following caption:
“When a tall man and a giant man stand either side of…well..Sammy
“Our crew on @umbrellaacad are some of the hardest working I’ve ever come across. They work insane hours to help make the show what it is. We are two days away from the end of shooting season 2, and this crew have done us immensely proud. We can’t thank you enough for the hard work you all put in. Round of applause for all the guys like these two who are the real family of superhero’s behind #umbrellaacademy 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼”
“And just like that, Ben and I are headed home. A huge thank you to our cast and crew, who’ve become a second family to me the last six months; I’ll miss seeing your beautiful faces everyday. And Toronto, I fall more in love with you every year — especially when I can run away right before winter gets bad. I can’t wait for you guys to see what we’ve been working on. Season 2 is gonna be wild.”
He captioned the photo:
Sadly, we still have no idea. Officially, all Netflix has said is:
“Umbrella Academy s2 is coming soon ☂️”
That being said, some fans have surmised that Season2 won’t actually drop on Netflix until the very end of 2020.
How do they know this? ‘Cause fans are nuts (I can say that as a super-fan of Buffy). Super-fans of Umbrella Academy have hypothesised that the turnaround for Season 2 will likely match that of the first season, which would see the episodes drop around this time next year. Sigh.
Pass me that umbrella for my tears.
The Umbrella Academy is based on the popular graphic novel series created and written by Gerard Way – yep, the My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way – and published by Dark Horse Comics. The live-action series boasts a f*cking cool cast, including Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige.
Here’s the official show synopsis for those new to The Umbrella Academy.
“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 Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeve’s passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.”
Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow