The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a second season

Netflix has renewed The Umbrella Academy for a second season.

The fantasy drama is an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name, which was created by My Chemical Romance star Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, and follows a dysfunctional family of superpowered beings who unite after their father’s mysterious death.

It stars Ellen Page as Vanya, the only sibling who doesn’t have a power, alongside Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Kate Walsh, Cameron Britton and John Magaro.

Upon release, the series received praise from fans and critics for the cast’s performances and visual effects.

The second season is expected to go into production at the end of this year in Toronto, so it looks like it won’t be available to stream until the second half to the end of 2020.

When asked about the future of the comic book last month, Way told Collider: “What I did for Steve Blackman (the showrunner) and the writers in that first writers’ room was to create an 18-page document that laid everything out.

“Even of the graphic novels that haven’t come out yet. Which should equal eight when we’re all done. So I gave them the blueprint for what happens because you do want to seed certain things in there for future series and the hope is that it’s a success so that you do a lot more of these.

“They’re very curious what Gabriel [Ba, illustrator] and I are doing next. We always send them the new comics. They really want to know what’s happening.”

Watch the trailer for the first season of The Umbrella Academy below.

The Umbrella Academy is now available to stream worldwide on Netflix. 



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