The Umbrella Academy Showrunner Speaks Up About Perceived Incest Criticism

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There is little doubt that The Umbrella Academy Season 2 was an awesome season for the series but it wasn't without some little controversies. For instance, people have been criticizing the Netflix show for the relationship between Hargreeves siblings Luther and Allison, stating that it is incestuous. Now the showrunner has decided to speak up about the criticism.

Showrunner Steve Blackman recently spoke to Digitalspy about The Umbrella Academy Season 2 and he did point out that the show was well aware of the strangeness of Luther and Allison's relationship.

"I wanted to say to people, 'Look, they're not biological siblings, but yes, it's weird that they grew up together," Blackman said. "But they didn't have a typical childhood."

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Of course, Luther and Allison (and the other Hargreeves siblings) aren't biological siblings since their births were the result of an unusual occurrence. Nevertheless, viewers still found it problematic since they were all raised in the same home.

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"But, yes, are they siblings?" Blackman said. "Sort of. But they're also not biologically related, and there's such a puppy love story. You know, I don't know if it's real love. It might feel like real love to them. But it's sort of a kid love from growing up together, and beautiful moments from their past where they hung out together."

For now, it's unclear what the future awaits the two after what happened in the second season. Still, The Umbrella Academy Season 3 might surprise us yet again.

What did you think of Luther and Allison's strange relationship? Sound off in the comments below.

Related: The Umbrella Academy Hasn't Gotten a Season 3 Renewal (Yet)