The Umbrella Academy sees Tom’s character Luther reunited with his six siblings as they once again try to stop an apocalypse happening in the present day. Season two of the Netflix drama will see the Hargreeves family transported back to 1960s Dallas, Texas where they must first find each other – after being separated in different time periods – before tackling other out-of-this-world dramas. However, with the 10-episode run promising more surprises than its predecessor, fans will be itching to know how the latest season ends. It seems it will be everything they want and more as the 35-year-old actor has teased an emotional “climax” for the finale.
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other press, Tom teased viewers could expect family to be at the centre of the saving the world drama.
The actor explained: “There’s some great family moments this year where we’re all together and I think a lot of the things fans fell in love with in the first season was the way we are – the dynamic as a family.
“We’re all separated at the beginning of the season and it kinds of earns it when we’re together. You remember why you love them as a family so much.”
However, referring to the ending, he said: “I think the fans will really love the climax of the end of this season. I think the fans will get a kick out of that.
“There’s a nice build to the finale and it’s quite a finale,” the Luther star continued.
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Tom also teased what could follow from the ending of season two, with the Hargreeves family possibly facing more threats in the future.
The Luther star commented: “Especially the way the season ends, I think there’s so many avenues there.
“There’s a whole host of new characters potentially, and new relationships, and a whole new world again.
“That’s what I love about each season – it puts us into a whole new world and presses the reset button again, rather than just carrying on where we left off,” the actor told RadioTimes.com.
The ending written in the Dallas comic instalments sees all the siblings going their separate ways once more after saving the world.
So, will the heroic seven disband during the season two finale, or will scriptwriters have inscribed a new path for the superhumans?
Gerard recently spoke out about writing the comics and his inspirations deriving from his days as a teenager.
“A lot of people at the time, right before Umbrella came out, knew me as a singer in a band,” the writer began.
“But I had this long history with comics and kind of making my own and getting published at 15 and using my grandmother’s typewriter.”
“But then I went to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and my major was cartooning. So I had all these comic book classes, and in my senior year I interned at DC [comics] – I interned there for like a year,” he explained whilst appearing on a Dark Horse All-Stars panel at the virtual Comic-Con earlier this month.
Season two’s opening scene certainly leaves the Hargreeves siblings’ future in doubt as the streaming giant dropped a short snippet online ahead of the latest run dropping on the platform later in the week.
Number Five (played by Aidan Gallagher) arrives in the 1960s in the middle of warfare, with soldiers and tanks on the streets of Texas.
What makes the situation more ambiguous is his other six siblings are working together to defend their country but with the characters fuelled by rage.
However, time-travelling agent Hazel (Cameron Britton) arrives just in time to snatch the youngster away as nuclear warheads obliterate the horizon.
With his siblings seemingly killed off in the first few minutes, fans will have to tune in to see how the Hargreeves seven manage to survive the carnage.
The Umbrella Academy season 2 will be available to stream in full from July 31, 2020, on Netflix.