It’s sunny skies for The Umbrella Academy as Netflix confirms that it has renewed the show for Season 2. The second season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes and will be produced by UCP.
Showrunner and executive producer Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will return to helm the season, as well as executive producers Jeff F King, Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg, and co-executive producers Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.
Season 1 cast members Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min are all set to reprise their roles, and new cast members will be announced at a later date.
The show announced the news earlier this week in this dramatic Instagram video:
Here’s the synopsis for The Umbrella Academy:
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.
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