With all of its Disney content about to be decimated, and their original Marvel shows all canceled, Netflix has been hungry to bring original superhero content to their streaming platform to make up for the gigantic hole that suddenly needs to be filled. And they are succeeding quite nicely with the comic book adaptation The Umbrella Academy, which launched earlier this year. It has proven to be a big hit, and now Netflix is ordering more.
That's right, The Umbrella Academy has officially been renewed for season 2 on Netflix. Though by the time it arrives, Netflix will probably be calling it Part 2, as they have been doing with their more recent series. However it all shakes out, the story will continue next year with all-new episodes.
The original cast isn't going anywhere either. Netflix has confirmed that actors set to reprise their roles from the first season 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. But it sounds like there will be some fun and exciting additions to the line-up when the series returns at an unspecified date, suspected to be sometime in 2020.
Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) is all set to 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).
The season two order includes 10 all-new one-hour episodes and will be produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) for Netflix. Production will begin this summer in Toronto, Canada.
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.
Netflix has released a slick little teaser for The Umbrella Academy Season 2. It doesn't contain any new footage, with production no yet underway. But fans of the series should get pretty pumped watching this invigorating tease. Others not yet familiar with the series or its comic book counterpart may be confused. But that should serve as some incentive to discover what exactly it is your missing before new episodes arrive. The second season will be here before we know it, and all those Marvel Netflix superhero shows will just be a distant memory. This news was announced by Netflix streaming.