It was probably only a matter of time, but Netflix announced today that the dark superhero series The Umbrella Academy has officially been renewed for a second season. The series, which debuted on Netflix in February 2019, was adapted from the comic book series with the same name. It’s about a group of siblings (adopted, not blood-related) who all have unique super powers, plus a laundry list of emotional traumas and psychological disorders due to… well, just about everything.
- The cast set to reprise their roles include Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min. Additional casting news for season two will be announced at a later date.
- Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will return as Showrunner and Executive Producer.
- Executive Producers also set to return alongside Blackman include Jeff F. King (EP), Mike Richardson (EP), Keith Goldberg (EP), Gerard Way (Co-EP), and Gabriel Bá (Co-EP).
- The season two order includes 10 one-hour episodes and will be produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) for Netflix.
- Production will begin this summer in Toronto, Canada
The Season 2 announcement also came with a short video on the show’s social media channels, which includes the short and mysterious message “Hello. Season 2. Goodbye.”
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) April 2, 2019
If you watched the first season, you’ll remember that it ended with Number Five trying to use his time travelling powers to bring the whole team back in time to prevent the apocalypse from happening (since they failed to stop it in the present). Season 2 will likely pick up exactly where Season 1 left of, as the Hargreeves children attempt to overcome their personal issues for the sake of the world.