A drama series that premiered earlier this year has been picked up for a second season. Netflix announced that it will bring back “The Umbrella Academy” for another 10-episode season.
The season will be produced by Universal Content Productions for Netflix. Set to reprise their roles are Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin Min. Additional casting for season two will be announced at a later date.
Steve Blackman will return as showrunner and executive producer. Production will begin this summer in Toronto.
Netflix released the following synopsis for season one:
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants 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 Umbrella Academy” is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.