Alright, all you Gerard Way fans! It looks like Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for season 2!
It was announced this morning that the Netflix adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics series has been renewed for a 10-episode second season. Production is set to begin in Toronto, Canada this summer, although no specific date has been announced. Filming takes about 18 months per season, so it’s a good bet that we won’t actually get to see any of it until about mid-2020, however.
Once again, we’ll get the chance to dive into the adventures of the Hargreeves family, as they attempt to recover from nearly losing one of their own at the end of the first season. However, they now have a more daunting problem: the apocalyptic event that Number Five warned them about has begun, and none of the team has any idea about how to stop it.
The finale of the first season left viewers with quite a few unanswered questions, which we hope to get some insight on in the upcoming season.
- What happened to the other thirty six children born on the same day as the Hargreeves? Do they all have powers as well? Will we see any of them?
- How did Ben die (there are theories everywhere)?
- What was Reginald Hargreeves trying to tell Klaus in the afterlife?
- Will Vanya make amends with the rest of the team?
- What’s going to happen with Hazel & Cha-Cha?
- WHY would The Commission WANT the apocalypse to happen?
Steve Blackman (Altered Carbon & Fargo) will return in the showrunner and executive producer roles, alongside Jeff F. King, Keith Goldberg, & Mike Richardson. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá (writer and illustrator of the comic, respectively) will also co-executive produce the season.