Good news for fans of The Umbrella Academy as Netflix has renewed the superhero series for a second season. 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.
The season two order includes 10 one-hour episodes and will be produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) for Netflix. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will return as Showrunner and Executive Producer. Production of The Umbrella Academy Season 2 will begin this summer in Toronto, Canada.
If you haven’t caught up with The Umbrella Academy on Netflix, maybe you should because it is a rather unique and fun take on the superhero genre.
The show focuses on seven unique super powered children who are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his them to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death.
But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.