Behind The Scenes | The Umbrella Academy

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What did they do now? Your favorite dysfunctional superhero team returns in the second season of The Umbrella Academy. Different time period, same family drama. But just how did the writers, cast, and crew go from 2019 to 1963? After you watch all of season 2, host Brandon Jenkins (Mogul, There’s Something About Dolemite) takes you through the process of making this hit TV show, from the writers room to post-production, all the way to your screen.

Episode Date
Location Negotiation

In this episode,  we learn how a little Canadian town was transformed into the show’s bustling backdrops. From negotiations with farmers and shop owners to creating spaces for the show’s more eccentric characters, we’ll hear from the crew about how they created the world of Umbrella. 

Aug 12, 2020
When Are We?

Season two of Umbrella Academy is a period piece. When the gang lands in 1960s Dallas, just days before the assassination of JFK, they face a whole new set of challenges. We’ll hear from writer Rob Askins about the rules of time travel, and from writer Aeryn Michelle Williams and actor Emmy Raver-Lampman about how going back in time as a modern black woman can have dangerous consequences.

Aug 05, 2020
A Dysfunctional Family Show

Behind the Scenes is back, and this season, we’re time traveling with the Umbrella Academy. Creator Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, illustrator/co-creator Gabriel Ba, and showrunner Steve Blackman walk us through how this dysfunctional family of anti-heroes ended up on our screens. 

Jul 29, 2020
Introducing The Umbrella Academy Season 2

Starting July 29th, host Brandon Jenkins takes you back in time with the cast and crew of The Umbrella Academy, Season 2. Over five episodes, find out how this superhero family went from graphic novel to hit TV series, how it went from modern day to a period piece, and how the team worked through a global pandemic to bring you this show.  Make sure to watch the series in its entirety, and then come back to hear how the writers, art department, stunt supervisor, and so many more brought you the world of The Umbrella Academy.

Jul 22, 2020
Coming Soon | The Umbrella Academy

A global pandemic couldn’t stop the Umbrella Academy from hitting your screens on July 31st. And we’ve been working hard, recording with the cast and crew, to bring you this podcast, straight from our homes. Behind the Scenes: The Umbrella Academy Season 2 lands on July 29th. Hosted by Brandon Jenkins. 

Jul 08, 2020
The Witcher | The Soundtrack

In this special bonus episode, host Brandon Jenkins breaks down the score of The Witcher, including Jaskier's infamous ballad, "Toss A Coin To Your Witcher." First Jenkins is joined by the series' composers, Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, and then by Jenny Klein, who wrote the catchy lyrics of "Toss A Coin."

Mar 02, 2020
The Witcher | Cirilla the Lion Cub of Cintra

Princess Cirilla might think she’s an ordinary royal. But there are secrets that, when revealed, change her whole life. Actres Freya Allan, showrunner Lauren Hissrich and the team behind The Witcher tell just how Ciri survives. 

Jan 22, 2020
The Witcher | Yennefer of Vengerberg

Yennefer of Vengerberg goes from being a hunchback sleeping in a pigsty, to a powerful, beautiful mage. But what is the cost of her transformation? Actress Anya Chalotra, director Alex Garcia Lopez, and the crew of The Witcher walk us through Yennefer’s 70 year story.

Jan 15, 2020
The Witcher | Geralt of Rivia

Geralt of Rivia is our favorite monster hunting mutant on The Continent. Find out how the writers, producers, and crew adapted the iconic character– from his yellow eyes to his monster fights.

Jan 08, 2020
Introducing The Witcher

Starting January 8, host Brandon Jenkins takes you on a journey to The Continent with the cast and crew of The Witcher. Over three episodes, find out how Geralt of Rivia, Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Cirilla the Lion Cub of Cintra were all brought to life. Make sure to watch the series in its entirety, and then come back to hear how the writers, production designers, armourer, and so many more adapted the Witcher saga.

Jan 02, 2020
Coming Soon | The Witcher

This podcast is leaving Hawkins, for now, and traveling to the world of The Witcher. It’s a world of magic, monsters, and mutants where the line between good and evil is sometimes hard to find. Hosted by Brandon Jenkins. Make sure to stay subscribed to this feed for more behind the scenes stories from Netflix Original series. 


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