Behind The Scenes | The Umbrella Academy

Behind The Scenes | The Umbrella Academy Podcast

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.

Getting Into Characters
The heart of this show is a family drama. In this episode we’ll be talking with actors Aidan Gallagher (Five), Justin H. Min (Ben), Tom Hopper (Luther) and Kate Walsh (The Handler) to find out what their audition process was like, what they thought of the comics, and what external forces influenced their characters....

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Fighting With The Family
When you’ve got super powers, you’re going to get into fights. Whether it’s a tight hallway match, or a major outdoor battle, the Academy gets into their fair share of scuffles. We talk to the stunt coordinator who choreographs these fights, the actors who perform them, and the VFX team who adds that superhero flair....

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Crank The Music
Music is a character in the world of Umbrella Academy, and it takes different forms. There's the score, needle drops, an original song. It even makes its way into the script. In this episode, we talk to the people who chose the music of the show, and we’ll talk to them about some of your favorite musical moments of season two....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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 ...

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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....

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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."...

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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. Actress Freya Allan, showrunner Lauren Hissrich and the team behind The Witcher tell just how Ciri survives....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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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Stranger Things 3 | The Mind Flayer
The Mind Flayer has taken a new host and a new form. In our final episode, you’ll get up close and personal with The Mind Flayer; from the people who created his monster, to the people he flayed. To hear more from actor Dacre Montgomery, look for his podcast DKMH on Apple Podcasts and Spotify....


Stranger Things 3 | The Red Scare
This is a Code Red! The Russians have infiltrated Hawkins, bringing The Cold War with them. In this episode, you’ll explore the underground lab with the Scoops Troop and experience the final brawl between Grigori and Hopper....

Stranger Things 3 | The Starcourt Mall
It’s summer 1985 and Starcourt Mall just opened its air conditioned doors. In this episode, you’ll find out how the Stranger Things crew renovated a dilapidated mall, restoring it to its 1980's glory. But don’t be fooled by the shiny new Orange Julius and Sam Goody, this mall is hiding some major secrets....

Introducing Behind The Scenes: Stranger Things 3
Starting July 11th, Host Dan Taberski will take you deep into Stranger Things 3 universe with help from the cast and crew. After watching the series, head back here to dive into The Starcourt Mall, The Red Scare and The Mind Flayer....


Coming Soon | Stranger Things 3
Stranger Things co-creator Ross Duffer gets a call from VFX supervisor Paul Graff. Behind The Scenes: Stranger Things 3 launches July 11th. Hosted by Dan Taberski....