Netflix has released a new image from its upcoming second season of The Umbrella Academy, which features the Academy’s intelligent chimpanzee and surrogate father figure Pogo as a baby. Check it out here…
Pogo was Sir Reginald Hargreeves’ assistant after he experimented on the chimp to turn him into an intelligent and talking animal. He was a confidant to many of the children in the Hargreeves family, particularly Vanya (Ellen Page), who always felt out of place due to her belief she did not have powers like her adopted siblings. This turned out to be a lie Sir Hargreeves and Pogo told the family as Vanya was arguably the most powerful among them but could not control her powers, finding a way to suppress them. In retaliation to this discovery, Vanya killed Pogo for his part in the lie.
With the Umbrella Academy having gone into the past using Five’s time travelling powers, it looks like audiences will get to see Pogo’s origins with Hargreeves’ experiments on the baby chimp.
Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right – the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which – spoiler alert! – turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?). Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. But seriously, no pressure or anything.
The Umbrella Academy season 2 arrives on Netflix on July 31st.
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