After much speculation, after an rave reviews for the first season, Netflix have announced the have renewed The Umbrella Academy for a second season.
Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s comic book series is not your conventional type of superheroes. The off kilter series has warmed to fans looking for that series with a little different feel. News o f the second series will excite fans as well as My Chemical Romance front man Way saying he has eight more volumes of stuff he like to explore.
Via Instagram, Netflix announced the news thanks to a short Teaser…
A reminder of Season 1’s synopsis…
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” 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.
The show is produced by UCP for Netflix, with Steve Blackman serving as executive producer and showrunner, and additional EPs Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way, and Gabriel Bá.
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 Umbrella Academy Season 2 will begin production this Summer, with no confirmed date for launch on Netflix.