‘The Umbrella Academy’ Will Open for a Second Season

The Umbrella Academy
Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman in a scene from season one of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ (Photo by Michael Gibson / Netflix)

Netflix officially confirmed The Umbrella Academy will return for a second season. According to the streaming service’s announcement, The Umbrella Academy season two will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.

Filming is expected to get underway in Toronto this summer. Season one premiered on February 15, 2019. Netflix hasn’t set a premiere date for the new episodes.

Season two will bring back Ellen Page (Into the Forest) as Vanya Hargreeves, Tom Hopper (Black Sails) as Luther Hargreeves, Emmy Raver-Lampman (Hamilton) as Allison Hargreeves, Robert Sheehan (Genius) as Klaus Hargreeves, David Castañeda (Switched at Birth) as Diego Hargreeves, Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn) as Number Five, and Justin Min (Beerfest: Thirst for Victory) as Ben Hargreeves. New cast members will be revealed at a later date.

Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) returns to guide the second season as showrunner. Blackman also executive produces along with Jeff F. King (Hand of God) as well as Bluegrass Television and Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg. The series is based on the Eisner award-winning comics created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. Way and Bá remain involved as executive producers.

The Umbrella Academy Season 1 Plot:

“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.”