Huzzah! In a not totally surprising move, Netflix has decided to renew its quirky and refreshing superhero series The Umbrella Academy for Season 2. According to the streaming giant, there won’t be many changes made either behind the scenes or in front of the camera moving forward: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min are all returning, with additional casting news for season two will be announced at a later date.
Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will return as showrunner, and will executive produce alongside Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, comics creator Gerard Way, and illustrator Gabriel Bá. The second season will again have 10 hourlong episodes, with production set to start this summer in Toronto.
I absolutely adored the first season, saying my review that I found it an antidote to superhero fatigue as a wonderfully layered, often zany experience that doesn’t tell origin stories in any kind of traditional way. If you haven’t checked it out yet, definitely give it a try! You’ll know within a few episodes if it’s for you or not. For those of us who did finish it up all the way through that crazy ending, I can safely say I have no idea where things are headed — but I’m certainly glad we’re getting another season to find out.
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