The showrunner for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, Steve Blackman, has addressed criticism surrounding the series regarding the relationship between two members of the Hargreeves family.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Blackman discussed the controversy surrounding the unusual connection between Luther (Tom Hopper) and Allison Hargreeves (Emmy Raver-Lampman) by confirming they are not biologically related, they are “sort of” siblings.
“I wanted to say to people, ‘Look, they’re not biological siblings, but yes, it’s weird that they grew up together,” Blackman said. “But they didn’t have a typical childhood.”
“But, yes, are they siblings?” he continued. “Sort of. But they’re also not biologically related, and there’s such a puppy love story. You know, I don’t know if it’s real love. It might feel like real love to them. But it’s sort of a kid love from growing up together, and beautiful moments from their past where they hung out together.”
The show itself has also addressed the relationship between Luther and Allison across both seasons – which often includes making a variety of jokes and remarks at the unusual connection between all of the Hargreeves siblings.
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The Umbrella Academy season two features the return of cast members Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min as well as new additions Ritu Arya, Marin Ireland, and Yusuf Gatewood.