Behind The Scenes | The Umbrella Academy

Behind The Scenes | The Umbrella Academy

Sep 02, 2020 23 min

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.
Aug 26, 2020 24 min

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.
Aug 19, 2020 24 min

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.
Aug 12, 2020 21 min

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 05, 2020 22 min

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.
Jul 29, 2020 22 min

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 22, 2020 2 min

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 08, 2020 1 min

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.
Mar 02, 2020 48 min

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."
Jan 22, 2020 28 min

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.