‘The Umbrella Academy’: Will Mary J. Blige Return as Cha Cha for Season 2?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The Umbrella Academy returns to Netflix for Season 2 on July 31. Last season, followers fell in love with Mary J. Blige’s character Cha Cha, and plenty of are questioning if she’ll return for the upcoming installment.

Mary J. Blige in 'The Umbrella Academy'
Mary J. Blige in ‘The Umbrella Academy’

What we find out about ‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 to date

Season 1 of Umbrella Academy ended with the Hargreeve siblings utilizing a magical briefcase to flee an apocalyptic meteor bathe. It’s clear that Five (Aidan Gallagher) did one thing to save lots of his brothers and sisters as a result of in keeping with the Netflix description, all of the Hargreeve siblings might be residing in several timelines in Season 2.  

“The time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas, over a three year period, starting in 1960,“ the Netflix synopsis reads. “Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which – spoiler alert! – turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?). Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. But seriously, no pressure or anything.”


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What occurred to Cha Cha in Season 1?

In Season 1 of The Umbrella Academy, Mary J. Blige’s character, Cha Cha and her Commision agent accomplice, Hazel (Cameron Britton) uncover the approaching apocalypse and attempt to time-jump to save lots of themselves. Hazel manages to make it out, however Cha Cha is final seen in a phone sales space that will get engulfed in flames. 

In a 2019 interview with IGN, Blige talked in regards to the Season 1 finale. And she hinted that there’s an opportunity Cha Cha continues to be alive. 

“I don’t know if Cha-Cha lives or not, I don’t know what happens to her,”  Blige mentioned. “She’s picking up the phone, she’s trying to get out. I believe she may be calling The Commission. She’s trying to figure a way out. They want to leave it with ‘did she get out, or did she get killed by the Apocalypse?’ I want Cha- Cha to survive, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

Will Mary J. Blige return as Cha Cha on ‘The Umbrella Academy’?

All the Hargreeve children —  Vanya (Ellen Page), Luther (Tom Hopper),  Diego (David Castañeda), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Klaus (Robert Sheehan), and Five (Aidan Gallagher) —  will return for Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy. And the collection may even introduce a couple of new characters, together with Raymond (Yusuf Gatewood), Lila (Ritu Arya), and Sissy (Marin Ireland).

But as of now, it doesn’t seem like Blige goes to return as Cha Cha. She will not be within the new trailer, and her IMDB web page lists her final The Umbrella Academy credit score as 2019. 

Plus, Blige has been busy engaged on quite a lot of different initiatives in the previous few years. She has 5 movies scheduled to launch in 2020, together with Respect, The Violent Heart, and Body Cam. And she’ll be main the upcoming Starz collection, Ghost, which premieres in September. 

 Blige additionally hasn’t talked about The Umbrella Academy on social media just lately, which is one other indication that she won’t be part of the brand new season. Of course, there’s all the time an opportunity that she’ll make a shock cameo, however followers will simply have to attend and watch. 

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