It appears that the second season of The Umbrella Academy is officially underway, and who better to announce it than its creator and co-executive producer, Gerard Way.
Debuting in February 2019, the Netflix series based on the comic books of the same name has taken the world by storm with its gripping tale of dysfunctional families, quirky individuals and commentary on the superhero trope.
Way revealed The Umbrella Academy Season Two via his social media, indicating that table reads were underway for the show.
While nothing else has come out of it yet, we can be assured that we’ll be seeing a reprisal of the main cast, which includes Ellen Page (Vanya Hargreaves/The White Violin), Tom Hopper (Luther Hargreaves/Spaceboy), Robert Sheehan (Klaus Hargreaves/The Seance), David Casteñada (Diego Hargreaves/The Kraken), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Allison Hargreaves/The Rumour), Aidan Gallagher (Five), and Justin H. Min (Ben Hargreaves/The Horror).
Gerard Way, more famously known as the frontman of the emo pop-punk band My Chemical Romance, wrote the original comic books, while co-executive producer Gabriel Bá was responsible for illustrations.
Season One of The Umbrella Academy followed the events of the first volume of the comic books, entitled The Apocalypse Suite. The last episode of the first season effectively set up what looks to be an adaptation of the next story arc, entitled Dallas, where a ton more time-traveling and weird encounters takes place.
The comic books are still ongoing, and if The Umbrella Academy Season Two does well to be renewed again for further seasons, we might expect off-book content to come out of the show.
But, of course, we’re looking too far ahead. For now, look forward to the second season of The Umbrella Academy when it drops eventually.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.