Streaming giant Netflix has FINALLY announced the renewal of hit comic book series The Umbrella Academy – and we at Hulk HQ couldn’t be happier! The fantastic series was based on the comics written by Gerard Way with Gabriel Bá on art duties, and was launched in February earlier this year. The series ending with such a cliffhanger, so no wonder we were all itching to see it be renewed!
The second season is set to consist of ten episodes and will feature Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min who will reprise their roles. According to the streaming service, additional casting news for season two will be announced shortly.
Check out the announcement video below!
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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).
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.
Production for The Umbrella Academy season 2 begins this summer in Toronto, Canada.