The Umbrella Academy season 2 character posters have a hidden meaning

29 May 2020, 15:47 | Updated: 29 May 2020, 16:04

By Katie Louise Smith


With The Umbrella Academy season 2 release date now on lock and brand new character posters to obsess over, we're getting closer and closer to our first glimpse of the Hargreeves siblings back in action following that absolutely wild season 1 finale.

Yesterday (May 28), The Umbrella Academy dropped a whole bunch of new teaser images for the upcoming season, and managed to throw another mystery in the mix with them.

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As exciting as the new pics are, there was one question on everyone's lips: Why were they posted out of numerical order? And why that particular order?

Starting with Number 6 (Ben), 4 (Klaus), 3 (Alison), 1 (Luther), 2 (Diego), 7 (Vanya) and 5 (...Five) then followed. Fans have now been theorising about what that order could mean.

Umbrella Academy season 2 posters tease a hidden meaning
Umbrella Academy season 2 posters tease a hidden meaning. Picture: Netflix

Theory 1: The siblings all got sent back to different time periods.

First of all, we know for sure that the siblings have gone back in time thanks to Five's actions but the finale cliffhanger raised the question of when they travel back to. Could Five's time travel have gone wrong and sent them all to different eras?

Diego's outfit, and long hair and beard shown in the teaser image posted by show-runner Steve Blackman, could mean he's in the '70s while the others could be in the '50s, '60s, '80s or just a few years away from the present day, based on their outfits.

However, if the new season follows the storyline of the second Umbrella Academy comic, Dallas, they could all have gone back to the '60s. The blood on Five's face could be a big hint.

Theory 2: It's the order in which they are found.

With everyone hurtling through space and time, they could have got lost. Five being found last makes sense, considering he's the one who can keep jumping through time to keep himself hidden.

Theory 3: It's the order in which they die.

A theory shared by Twitter user @wandasshuri suggests that the order might be the order of their deaths. Ben being first makes sense, because he's already dead. As does Vanya being at the end, seeing as she's the most powerful. Five in last place could be down to his powers of time travel, meaning he can evade death.

As exciting as this theory is, it's unlikely that they'll all actually die in season 2 because we need at least another 4 seasons of the show! Five travelling forward in time and finding out the order of their deaths over the years though? That seems pretty plausible.

Theory 4: It means nothing and it's just a play on the time travel aspect of the second season.

The numbers appearing out of numerical order could honestly just be a cheeky gag at the disruption of time in season 2 and we're all just reading too much into it.

It seems like the actors don't even know why it was posted in this order... Unless Justin H. Min was trolling the fans too and is totally in on the hidden meaning.

Guess we'll find out when The Umbrella Academy season 2 drops on July 31st. In the meantime, we'll still be over here theorising if you need us x

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