Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a second season.
According to Screen Rant, Season 2 will begin production this May and run until September, but outside of that, no other details such as casting news, plot direction or a premiere date has been revealed.
Based on the award-winning comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the first season of The Umbrella Academy proved to be an absolute hit for Netflix. It actually became the most in-demand superhero TV series, beating even The Flash.
The plot of The Umbrella Academy season 2 is something of a mystery. The Netflix show has already headed in a totally different direction to the comics, and has mined those of almost all their major plot points. That means season 2 is likely to blaze its own trail, and even comic book readers won’t be able to predict where the series is going. Compounding this issue is the fact that Number Five’s time travel powers appear to have rejuvenated all his siblings, and possibly even brought Ben back from the dead. That means it’s unknown whether or not season 2 will star the adult actors at all, or instead will focus on the younger cast members. Hopefully set photos and set reports will shine a light upon some of these enigmas.
Now streaming on Netflix, The Umbrella Academy Season 1 stars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Tom Hopper, Cameron Britton, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Adam Godley, Aidan Gallagher, David Castañeda, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Colm Feore.