Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy Renewed for Second Season
Since the series from Gerard Way dropped on Netflix, fans have been clamoring for a second season The Umbrella Academy. Our prayers have been answered as it was announced this morning that the show had been renewed for a second season.
Based upon a graphic novel by former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy follows the lives of seven gifted children who were taken from their parents and raised by billionaire Reginald Hargreeves to save the world. In the first season, we find the six remaining children reuniting as adults following the death of their father. With the tenth episode ending on a massive cliffhanger, it’s not surprising that we will be getting more.
In an interview with Collider, Way and Bá revealed that they have already laid out where they want the series to go. This includes giving the writer’s room the full story, even things that aren’t in the graphic novels yet. According to Way:
“What I did for Steve Blackman (the showrunner) and the writers in that first writers room was to create an eighteen page document that laid everything out. Even of the graphic novels that haven’t come out yet. Which should equal eight when we’re all done. So I gave them the blueprint for what happens, because you do want to seed certain things in there for future series and the hope is that it’s a success so that you do a lot more of these. They’re very curious what Gabriel and I are doing next. We always send them the new comics. They really want to know what’s happening.”
The Umbrella Academy boasts the incredible talents of cast members Ellen Page, Tom Hooper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, and Cameron Britton.
The first season is currently streaming on Netflix.