Netflix has renewed comic book adaptation The Umbrella Academy for a second season. The pick up, which is for a further ten episodes, comes more than six weeks after the first season was released on the global streaming service.
The Umbrella Academy tells the story of forty-three infants who, on the same day in 1989, 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 drama series – which is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics – is produced by Universal Cable Productions. The cast for season one included: tars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Kate Walsh.
Production on season two is set to begin this summer in Toronto, Canada. Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin Min are set to reprise their roles in the second season. Netflix said that further casting would be announced at a later date. Steve Blackman returns as the showrunner and executive produces alongside Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.