Now that the new season of the acclaimed Netflix series is streaming, fans are likely going to be wondering if a third season will happen. While it hasn’t been confirmed yet, it’s very likely that the show will be renewed.
Emmy plays the role of Allison Hargreeves on the fantasy series and she opened up to Collider about the lessons that the character has learned this season, and how that will lead into a possibly third season.
“I think the lessons that Allison is taking away from the second season are immense. We’re seeing a really new Allison. We’re seeing an Allison that is stripped of all of her crutches and her vices. And she’s coming from a place of using her power and using them for selfish reasons and is at a real low and is riddled with regret and guilt and looking at a life that, outside of her daughter, feels meaningless and superficial. And so I think the Allison that we meet in the second season, she’s had to scale it all the way back. She doesn’t have her power, she doesn’t have her family, she doesn’t have the notoriety and the fame and the career and she doesn’t know where Claire is,” Emmy said.
She continued, “Because she doesn’t have her power, she’s had to be observant and she’s had to listen and she’s had to slow things down and she’s had to approach the world in a new way on top of being in the middle of the segregated south in the middle of this movement. And I think she’s finding this new self-worth that I think is really beautiful to watch. And I think for the first time in her life, she’s looking in the mirror and actually liking that reflection because I think she knows that everything she has now, she’s worked for and she has a community that supports her and has a community that loves her and has found a man that loves her without all the things that made her lovable.”
“And I think the biggest one also is that she doesn’t need her power to be powerful,” Emmy said. “And I think that is how she has approached everything in her life up until this point that she’s like, ‘I’m powerful because I have powers.’ But I think this season she’s learning the power that is in her actual voice and the message that she wants to carry and pass on and the fights that she wants to fight and whatever it is that she wants to take on, I think she’s starting to learn that she doesn’t need her powers to do that.”
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So, what’s next for Allison in a possible season three? Here’s what she said!
“And so I think, going into a third season, if we did, it would be amazing to see how that manifests when they’re seemingly back in their normal timeline, if they are. And I think it would be such a disservice to not take the lessons that she’s been learning this season and translate that to another season. And also I think it would be really interesting, educational and informative for her to deal with the traumas of this past season,” Emmy said.
“In her landing scene, we see her get chased by the men and run into the beauty salon and then start her journey there. But at the end of the day, for three years she is in survival mode, you know what I mean? I think for three years she is having to normalize the violence that she’s seeing in the street and normalize the ‘whites only’ signs and normalize these things that she’s coming from a place where those didn’t exist,” Emmy continued. “I’m not saying she didn’t know about them and I’m not saying she didn’t face prejudice and racism and micro-aggressions. Obviously, there’s no doubt that she did, but the level of which they are at in the time that they are in has got to affect her and it is trauma and there’s going to be trauma there. And so I would love to actually explore her mental health having essentially lived through these three years. Obviously, there were beautiful moments and relationships that she’s walking away from with love and she’s this new person, but I also think she had to be strong for so long.”
The Umbrella Academy season two is streaming now!