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New Umbrella Academy photos only raise more questions about season 2

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Where and when are the Hargreeves siblings?

klaus hargreeves lookin fresh Image: Christos Kalhoridis/Netflix

Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy returns for a second season at the end of July. The first promotional images of the upcoming season reveal a slightly scruffier cast, most of them sporting new hairdos or facial hair.

Based on the Gerard Way-penned (yes, that Gerard Way) comic of the same name, The Umbrella Academy follows seven super-powered adopted siblings (played by Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, and Ellen Page) as they reconcile with each other, and their past.

The first season ended with the end of the world — literally. After spending the entire season trying to stop the impending apocalypse, the Hargreeves siblings realized it came in the form of their neglected sister Vanya, who secretly had the most devastating powers among them. The last moments of season one saw the siblings joining hands and trying to time travel to an earlier moment to see if they can save the world, shifting into their childhood selves.

Most of these first looks, however, feature the Hargreeves siblings in their adult forms (well, save for Number Five, who was stuck time-traveling when he was still a kid and is therefore much younger than the rest). But they all look ... slightly off, be it the out-of-time clothes, the new hairstyles, or the setting in general. There are also a handful of new characters.

So where are the siblings? Or, more importantly, perhaps, when are they?

The Umbrella Academy returns on July 31.

allison hargreeves looking like she’s a 1950s housewife or something Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix
ben hargreeves, who is technically dead, illuminated by an ethereal white light Photo: Netflix
diego hargreeves, now with long hair and a beard, wearing his childhood uniform for some reason Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix
number five stands in a room of eerie mannequins Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix
some new characters standing in darkness Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix
klaus hargreeves, shirtless, wearing a long coat and striped pants, gesturing at ben Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix
luther sitting in a car, looking more or less the same tbh, we’re not here for him Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix
luther, allison, diego, klaus, and vanya standing in a barn Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix
vanya sitting in a car with a pretty blonde woman Photo: Netflix
vanya with a mysterious glowy thing in the middle of her chest Photo: Netflix