The Umbrella Academy season 2: Catch up with the characters ahead of the return of Netflix’s smash-hit comic book series

The second season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy sees the siblings scattered around Dallas, Texas in the 1960s. Catch up with the characters ahead of series 2 here.

By Sophia Moir Published: 23 July 2020 - 11.54am
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After the apocalypse at the end of the first season, The Umbrella Academy season 2 sees the siblings scattered in and around Dallas, Texas during the 1960s.

Some have been stuck in the past for years, making new lives for themselves, while others are not so lucky - landing smack bang in the middle of a nuclear doomsday.

So for those fans that are eagerly anticipating the launch of the second series, we’ve compiled a handy guide to the family, including what their powers are, where and when they land in Dallas, and the actors who play them.

Catch up with The Umbrella Academy below.

Luther / Number One

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What are his powers?

Luther’s main powers are super-strength and durability.

 

When does Luther land in Dallas?

1962.

 

Where is he at the start of series 2?

We find Luther working as a driver for the owner of a burlesque bar, who becomes a sort of father figure for him. When he’s not looking for his family, or racing with Five [Aidan Gallagher] to stop the nuclear doomsday and get back to 2019, he’s using his super strength in underground boxing rings.

 

Who’s he played by?

Luther is played by Tom Hopper, who you might recognise from his various film and TV roles. On the small screen, Hopper is best known for his breakout role as Dickson Tarly in season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, as well as in TV shows including Black Sails, Barbarians Rising and Merlin. He recently appeared alongside Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams in the film I Feel Pretty, and will next be seen in the films The Hitman’s Bodyguard 2 and SAS: Red Notice.

Diego / Number Two

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What are his powers?

Diego has enhanced breath-holding abilities and gifted knife-throwing techniques.

 

When does Diego land in Dallas?

September 1, 1963.

 

Where is he at the start of series 2?

Diego has been locked up for delusional claims about John F. Kennedy, the US president at the time of his landing, being assassinated. He breaks out of the hospital with his new friend Lila [Ritu Arya], for whom he starts to develop feelings. Per usual, he wants to save both the day and the president all on his own to prove to the family he has worth and can make a difference in the world.

 

Who’s he played by?

Diego is played by Mexican-American actor David Castañeda, whose biggest role to date is in The Umbrella Academy. He's also appeared in the films Sicario 2: Soldado, We Die Young and Standing Up, Falling Down.

Allison / Number Three

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What are her powers?

She can manipulate reality by telling a lie, after she says 'I heard a rumour...'

 

When does Allison land in Dallas?

1961.

 

Where is she at the start of series 2?

Allison lands during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, thrown into a segregated and racist American south that she now must endure, in addition to the loss of her voice and being separated from her siblings. As her time in Dallas progresses, she finds new purpose in the fight for justice, until reuniting with her family pulls her back into their fight against the apocalypse.

 

Who’s she played by?

Allison is played by Emmy Raver-Lampman, who’s appeared in TV shows A Million Little Things and Jane the Virgin. She’s appeared on the Broadway stage in Hamilton, and also starred in the musical Wicked.

Klaus / Number Four

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What are his powers?

Klaus has the ability to communicate with the dead, possess people and telekinesis.

 

When does Klaus land in Dallas?

February 1960 (with Ben / Number Six).

 

Where is he at the start of series 2?

We find Klaus as the leader of a free-loving spiritual cult. Despite fame, fortune, and thousands of devotees, Klaus is still battling his inner demons. As they continue to struggle with their co-dependent relationship, he and Ben experiment even further with their “combined” powers.

 

Who’s he played by?

Klaus is played by Robert Sheehan, who most recently co-starred in the second season of Genius: Picasso, as Carlos Casagemas, a Spanish art student and poet who was one of Picasso’s closest friends. He’s also appeared in the second season of Sky Atlantic’s acclaimed thriller Fortitude, plus Misfits and Love/Hate. Film-wise, he’s appeared in Mortal Engines and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Five

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What are his powers?

Five has the ability to time travel.

 

When does Five land in Dallas?

November 25, 1963.

 

Where is he at the start of series 2?

Five is the last to land in Dallas, and arrives to find another apocalypse. Upon learning this Doomsday is the result of the family’s actions, he once again uses his intellect and powers to wrangle his siblings to try and save the world.

 

Who’s he played by?

Five is played by Aidan Gallagher, a long-running cast member on Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. As well as being an actor, he’s also an up and coming musician, environmental activist, speaker and influencer - working to protect healthy oceans and a sustainable planet.

Ben / Number Six

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What are his powers?

He can possess monsters from other dimensions under his skin.

 

When does Ben land in Dallas?

February 1960 (with Klaus / Number Four).

 

Where is he at the start of series 2?

Everyone’s favourite ghost is back, haunting Klaus with his conscience, wisdom, and sense of humour. But this time, he’s determined not to be invisible to the ones he loves, willing to go further than ever before to make his presence known.

 

Who’s he played by?

Ben is played by Justin H. Min, whose biggest role to date is in The Umbrella Academy. He’s set to star in the film After Yang, alongside Colin Farrell. Min is also a skilled photographer and writer.

Vanya / Number Seven

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What are her powers?

Vanya originally showcased no particular powers, but she's actually the most powerful of The Umbrella Academy. It's revealed that she is capable of releasing destructive waves of force using her violin.

 

When does Vanya land in Dallas?

October 12, 1963

 

Where is she at the start of series 2?

Vanya’s memory has been erased in the time jump. While she’s stuck looking for answers about her past, she falls for an unexpected love interest. Vanya is taken in by a family, whose son she forms a unique bond with. Before long she rediscovers her mysterious ability, which helps Five track her down and reunite her with the siblings.

 

Who’s she played by?

Vanya is played by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page, who you might recognise from films including Juno, Inception and the X-Men films. Off screen, Page continues to be an impactful voice in the LGBTQ community, as well as a passionate advocate for environmental protection.

The Umbrella Academy season 2 launches Friday, July 31 on Netflix.