‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 Begins Production This Summer
While it may have been expected, fans should be happy to know that Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” is officially coming back for season two. Netflix announced this week that the popular series is returning with all-new episodes, and confirmed the returning cast. According to Netflix’s announcement, the cast set to reprise their roles include Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min.
Netflix also teased that additional casting news for season two will be announced “at a later date,” so fans should stay tuned for more info. The second season will include ten one-hour episodes and will be produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) for Netflix. Production on the new season will begin this summer in Toronto, Canada.
That wasn’t the only good news that Netflix had to share, the video streaming service also confirmed that Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will return as Showrunner and Executive Producer for the second season. Executive Producers also set to return alongside Blackman include Jeff F. King (EP), Mike Richardson (EP), Keith Goldberg (EP), Gerard Way (Co-EP), and Gabriel Bá (Co-EP).
If you haven’t jumped into the series yet, now is the perfect time. The tale begins in 1989, where on the same day, 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. The show is produced by UCP for Netflix, with Steve Blackman serving as executive producer and showrunner, and additional EPs Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way, and Gabriel Bá.
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