To celebrate the release of the new season of The Umbrella Academy, which begins on Netflix this week, we sat down with two of the show’s stars to find out all the secrets for the sophomore series.

We chatted to two of the show’s stars, Robert Sheehan (Klaus Hargreeves / The Séance / Number Four) and Tom Hopper (Luther Hargreeves / Spaceboy / Number One) about the show’s success, their characters and what surprises are in store for audiences and the messages and themes of the show that celebrates inclusivity, friendship, acceptance and family and why, particularly in 2020, such things are more prevalent and important as ever.

On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

You can watch our exclusive interview below:

The Umbrella Academy season 2 launches on Netflix 31st July.