Good news for fans of The Umbrella Academy as Netflix has renewed the series for a Season 2 with ten new episodes. Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin H. Min will be returning with additional casting to be announced. Steve Blackman also returns as showrunner and executive producer along with executive producers Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, and Keith Goldberg.
The show is based on the Dark Horse comic book of the same name and is sort of a take on Professor X, the X-Mansion and the X-Men. I'll say I loved the first season (read my non-spoiler review here), so I can't wait to see what happens in Season 2 -- especially considering how the last episode ended.
While we wait for The Umbrella Academy Season 2, check out the cool scene from the end of the first episode where The Academy dances to Tiffany's "I think we're alone now."
The Umbrella Academy is a live-action series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) -- The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin -- as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities. Published by Dark Horse Comics, the comic series garnered much praise from fans and critics alike for its alternate and twisted take on the superhero genre.
The series stars Ellen Page as Vanya, Tom Hopper as Luther, David Castañeda as Diego, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison, Robert Sheehan as Klaus, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha, Cameron Britton as Hazel, Adam Godley as Pogo, Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves, Sheila McCarthy as Agnes, Justin H. Min as Ben, Jordan Claire Robbins as Grace and John Magaro as Leonard Peabody.