But the follow-up has been marred by controversy - and one scene in particular has people feeling angry.
The wait is now over...
The Umbrella Academy first hit our screens in February last year.
Believe it or not, the Netflix series is based on the comic books by a very famous face...
The on-screen adaption has a star-studded ensemble cast...
via: GettyStarring the likes of Ellen Page (Juno); singer, Mary J. Blige, and Tom Hopper (Game of Thrones), the series quickly shot to global popularity.
The plot is pretty quirky, to say the least...The show centers on a group of estranged siblings with superpowers, who, after the death of their foster father, have to join forces to fight off an impending apocalypse.
The series has literally been described as "a dysfunctional family show."
via: GettyShowrunner, Steve Blackman, described the show as "a dysfunctional family with a body count" during a string of press appearances in the build-up to its initial release. "At its heart, it's a dysfunctional family show," he said. "Having special abilities are wonderful, but that's really just the incendiary part of it. I think it's this family coming together, regrouping, finding each other ... that for me was the sole vision."
Viewers loved it...
It rose to the top of Netflix rankings.
is- the umbrella academy coming for my #1 spot for fav show https://t.co/BLW63G4bdk— dass (@dass)1559940848.0
The show, for the most part, received rave reviews from critics, too.Writing for The Daily Telegraph, Catherine Gee, described the show as a "stylish superhero story" that forms a medley of "X-Men spliced with the aesthetic of Terry Gilliam."
But, it also faced criticism...One journalist accused the series of "trying a little too hard to be cool." Ouch.
Regardless of reviews, the dramatic cliffhanger at the end of season one left people demanding more.The 10-episode long series reached its final, crazy climax, as we witnessed (spoiler alert) how the much-anticipated apocalypse actually happened. Unfortunately, by the end, the apocalypse was underway as the Academy pulled together against their sibling, Vanya (Ellen Page), to prevent her from destroying the world. But, plot twist - she destroys the moon instead, which sends fragments catapulting towards the planet. So, to save the world, the siblings travel back in time - meaning we witness each of the older Academy members de-age and disappear.
So many questions, right?
via: imdbBut, after leaving viewers on a huge cliffhanger, and with several burning questions, it wasn't long before people took to social media to express their views...
Viewers certainly weren't disappointed by the finale.
Fans flooded Twitter with praise for the show.
oh my god.... the season finale of umbrella academy........ https://t.co/m2aSxQnLQU— mars (@mars)1550627738.0
And fan's prayers were answered when Netflix made an important announcement back in April last year.
To say that fans were pretty happy was definitely an understatement...Viewers couldn't wait for the superhero siblings to return to their screens.
Many grew impatient...
Fans were impatiently tweeting Netflix asking where the second season of the show was.
I NEED THE SEASON 2 OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. @netflix ???— 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙧 (@𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙧)1560263068.0
But the announcement confirmed that work on the new season was well and truly underway.
It feels like season 2 has been in the making for ages...
via: imdbBut the most recent update confirms that we won't be waiting much longer to see the smash hit show on our screens once again.
Netflix shared this snap on its official Instagram page.
Netflix then also released the first-ever pictures of season 2.Which got fans even more excited.
The streaming giant unveiled 4 pics from the new season.
via: Twitter/NetflixAnd as you'd imagine, the response from fans was strong.
Here's the second pic:
via: Twitter/NetflixFans had never been more eager for a series to drop!
Next up we had the one and only Vanya Hargreeves.
via: Twitter/NetflixThis was too much.
via: Twitter/NetflixThis gem.
Last week, Netflix shared a sneak peek of the series ...
And it didn't exactly go down well.
We have an explosive surprise for you 💥💥 Watch the opening scene of The Umbrella Academy season 2 before the rest… https://t.co/L1I6xFY5wF— Umbrella Academy (@Umbrella Academy)1596027600.0
Many thought the message was muddled.
Is the show pushing a capitalist agenda?
@UmbrellaAcad capitalist propaganda is everywhere. not enjoying it being a mainstay of my video games. i will tak… https://t.co/VtX2XLvaYS— Wayfinder Radio (@Wayfinder Radio)1596037527.0
It's not based on fact...
As Twitter was quick to point out!
@UmbrellaAcad Not only is the narrative of USSR invading the US absolutely ridiculous, but it actually turns realit… https://t.co/5OyKIwVefR— Juche Gang (@Juche Gang)1596036591.0
Do you think the first look was offensive?Well, now it seems the show has landed in even more hot water.
Because many are accusing the show of antisemitism.
They claim the "dog-whistle politics" of the show are becoming apparent.
antisemitism in the umbrella academy... I’m actually devastated— alice (@alice)1596382078.0
The show has faced this criticism last season.
And the fact they've brought back the Yiddish speaking villain, The Handler, has many feeling uncomfortable.
In case you're wondering if the antisemitism in Umbrella Academy gets worse in Season 2: It gets worse.— Science. Boom. Hot Sauce. HAHAHAHAHAHA! (@Science. Boom. Hot Sauce. HAHAHAHAHAHA!)1596337857.0
Many are calling fans to boycott the show.It does seem hard to support in light of these claims!
And for those who hadn't noticed these issues?
Well, that's kind of part of the problem!
“but the antisemitic tropes in the umbrella academy are so subtle you barely even notice!!!!” hi welcome to one of… https://t.co/RBQWFb8oLw— s || חנינה (@s || חנינה)1596382194.0
There's a full (brilliant thread) on the topic.
Click through to read more!
first of all: the show came under fire in season 1 because the handler was shown speaking yiddish. yiddish is a lan… https://t.co/T1fqZYgBY8— gab (@gab)1596380902.0
Some even pointed this out.
This really doesn't look good.
Alright so the antisemitism from umbrella academy is starting to make a little bit more sense now https://t.co/woM3fqwOCG— Izzy ✡︎ בהירה (@Izzy ✡︎ בהירה)1596356247.0
Fancy an unproblematic alternative?
Twitter has your back! Want more Netflix controversy? Scroll on...
as an alternative for the umbrella academy (bc of the nazi propaganda, anti-semitism, weird racial stuff etc.) i wo… https://t.co/2jbPgyMSGV— shar✨ (@shar✨)1596381310.0