The Umbrella Academy: Season 2 Announced by Netflix

Netflix is officially renewing The Umbrella Academy for a second season.

The main cast is set to return from Season 1, including Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min. Casting beyond the members of The Umbrella Academy will be announced at a later date.

Steve Blackman, who acted as showrunner and executive producer on Season 1, will also return for the new season. Fellow executive producers include Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.

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Like the first season, Season 2 will be comprised of 10 one-hour episodes, and will be produced by UCP for Netflix. Production is set to begin this summer in Toronto, Canada. While no release date has been announced by Netflix, Season 1 was released worldwide on February 15, 2019.

Though fans heavily anticipated a second season, especially considering the conclusion of Season 1, it wasn’t a sure thing until now. The plot of Season 1 was heavily influenced by the first comic book series, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, though it deviated from its source material considerably. Since Season 1 ended at a very different place from Apocalypse Suite, it’s unlikely Season 2 will directly follow the events of the second comic book series, The Umbrella Academy: Dallas.


As a refresher for Season 1, check out our explanation of its intense ending, and what happened to Ben.

In our review of Season 1, we called it “Great” saying “The Umbrella Academy blends self-aware humor with stylish storytelling to deconstruct an already overpopulated genre.”

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Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN, and he can’t wait to see what happens next for the world’s best/worst siblings. Follow him on Twitter.

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