Jeff Russo teases what's going to happen on The Umbrella Academy season 2.
'The Umbrella Academy,' adapted from Dark Horse comics series, made its debut on Netflix in 2019. Steve Blackman brought it on screen through the streaming service, and it's been a massive hit ever since.
The television version managed to live up to the hype of the comic books, and Netflix was subsequently pretty swift in renewing the series for the second season. Luckily for the fans, the filming for the upcoming season wrapped up in November, so it's not expected to get much delayed despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the showrunner Steve Blackman recently claimed the series is currently in post-production.
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Jeff Russo served as a score composer on The Umbrella Academy season one. He recently chatted with ComicBook.com over the phone, where he provided some insights as to what we can expect in the new season.
Well, there's definitely a big change in setting, that's for sure. And we tried not to change too much the approach of how to tell the story musically. I mean, we used a lot of really great songs in season one. We're going to be using a lot of great songs in season two. We use score in a very meaningful way to support the emotional arcs of all of our characters in season one. We'll be doing that again in season two.
Russo continued, "There are some new characters that we're going to be having some fun with from a score perspective and that's always fun, coming up with new thematic ideas for new characters and how to underscore them. So there's a lot of new and then there's a lot of the same. It's a lot of both, but it's definitely a thrill ride this year."
The Netflix show is based on The Umbrella Academy comic book series written and directed by Gerard Way. In one of the earlier interviews, the writer explained he created an 18-page document (including those yet to come out) in the first writers' room that laid out everything for the showrunner Steve Blackman.
Way provided the blueprint for the future seasons, in an effort to turn the series into a resounding success. He added, "They're very curious what Gabriel [Ba] and I are doing next. We always send them the new comics. They really want to know what's happening."
The Umbrella Academy season 2 is expected to release some time in 2020.