- Film & TV
- 08 Jul 20
Irish actor Robert Sheehan plays Klaus Hargreeves, a lead character in the series.
Earlier today, Netflix unveiled the trailer for season two of The Umbrella Academy, a superhero series.
Based on a comic book series, the show follows a family of adopted siblings with super powers. The seven siblings, who were raised by an eccentric billionaire, attempt to prevent the apocalypse and solve the mystery of their father’s death.
Irish actor Robert Sheehan plays Klaus Hargreeves—the fourth of the seven siblings. Klaus is a drug addict, as being intoxicated suppresses his often traumatic ability to summon and speak to the dead.
The new trailer suggests that The Umbrella Academy’s second season takes place in a different dimension from its first—and that in this dimension, the apocalypse is coming on 25 November, 1963 and is related to the Kennedy assassination.
The trailer also teases an enhanced role for Klaus as the leader of a new-age cult. We see him guiding a crowd of blue-robed devotees in prayer and baptizing his followers in a river.
When Klaus’s brother, Number Five, tells him that the apocalypse is coming soon, Klaus says he led his cult to believe the world would end in 2019—the year in which the first season’s battle with the apocalypse took place.
This is not Sheehan's first major role. The County Laois native got his start with small parts in The Clinic and The Tudors, before landing recurring roles on Misfits and Love/Hate.
He’s also featured in several full length films: Sheehan appeared alongside Rupert Grint in Cherrybomb, starred with David Tenant in Mortal Engines and played Simon Lewis in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Check out the trailer for season two of The Umbrella Academy on Youtube below.