Netflix has ordered The Umbrella Academy Season 2. No surprise there!
The Umbrella Academy helped bring a new kind of superhero story to Netflix, and now the streaming service has greenlit The Umbrella Academy Season 2. No big surprise there!
Not only did The Umbrella Academy generate plenty of online chatter for Netflix, but it’s pretty clear that showrunner Steve Blackman anticipated The Umbrella Academy season 2 all along. The show’s first season ends on about as cliffhanger-y a cliffhanger as possible with the central Umbrella Academy kids heading off into the past to parts and times unknown.
We’re not the only ones who want to know what happens next. The cast is dying to find out what’s next for the Hargreeves family, too:
“For me, it’s gonna be so interesting to explore Vanya,” Ellen Page said of her new White Violin persona. “It’s like Vanya 2.0 – less repressed and what does that mean in the good ways and bad kinda thing.”
Klaus Hargreeves actor Robert Sheehan said he appreciates the “transformative” nature of Klaus and that we can expect more of it in The Umbrella Academy season 2.
“He’s constantly emerging into this new self. He’s a butterfly that refuses to leave the cocoon, or he keeps going back into it. I’d love to see Klaus re-formed as something else, different completely. Hopefully, if the murmurings are to be believed, that’s kind of where we’re headed. I think he’s in a constant state of change and that would bring much excitement for me.”
Now that season 2 is a go, here’s everything you need to know about the show:
“Right Back Where We Started” is an excellent choice of title for a season that will presumably take The Umbrella Academy right back where they started.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Release Date
The Umbrella Academy season 2 does not have a release date yet, but filming is set to begin this summer in Toronto.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Cast
The whole Hargreeves crew will be back naturally. This includes Number One Luther (Tom Hopper), Number Two Diego (David Castañeda), Number Three Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Number Four Klaus (Robert Sheehan), Number Five (Aiden Gallagher), the dearly departed Number Six Ben (Justin Min), and Number Seven Vanya (Ellen Page).
The only real question is how much will we see of the crew as adults and how much we’ll see them as kids, given that they’ve gone back in time to start the season. Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), Pogo, and Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige) are dead but anything can happen when time travel is involved. Hazel (Cameron Britton) and Agnes (Sheila McCarthy) are out there in time somewhere.
Given the scale of the potential story in The Umbrella Academy Season 2, some more characters will undoubtedly be casted. Keep an eye on this space for announcements as they come.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Story Details
The Umbrella Academy Season 1 adapted the majority of the comic’s first volume, “Apocalypse Suite,” with a little bit of the second volume, “Dallas” thrown in. The Umbrella Academy creator Gerard Way told us that he anticipates more of “Dallas” in The Umbrella Academy season 2.
“When all said and done there’s eight graphic novels planned total,” Way said. “We’re two series ahead of the show and I think right now there’s only been a couple things used from Dallas’ so I think if there’s a potential season two you would see some things potentially from ‘Dallas.'”
We delved further into exactly what from “Dallas” and volume 3 “Hotel Oblivion,” could be included in The Umbrella Academy season 2 here.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 News
The Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman has shared a bit of news from season 2’s production. That script sure does look like the script for season 2 episode 1.