Netflix Confirms Umbrella Academy Season 2
Netflix has confirmed we'll be having a second season of The Umbrella Academy, the superhero TV series starring the likes of Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Aidan Gallagher and Mary J. Blige that launched earlier this year.
The season two order includes 10 one-hour episodes, and will be produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) for Netflix.
Production will begin this summer in Toronto, Canada.
Announcing the good news on Twitter, the streaming service joked it would mean 'reading even more of your disturbing Robert Sheehan thirst tweets'.
umbrella academy is returning for season 2, which means reading even more of your disturbing robert sheehan thirst tweets pic.twitter.com/LmFZu7Fobh
- Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) April 2, 2019
"Best news ever!" one Twitter user said.
"Woohoo! Yeeessss!" another wrote.
The programme is an adaptation the comic books series of the same name by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.
It revolves around a band of 'estranged siblings with extraordinary powers', who are reunited by their father's death - a mystery that they must solve together.
Showrunner Steve Blackman - who will return for the second season - described the show as 'a dysfunctional family with a body count' in a press junket for the first series.
"At its heart it's a dysfunctional family show," he explained.
"Having special abilities are wonderful, but that's really just the incendiary part of it. I think it's this family coming together, regrouping, finding each other ... that for me was the sole vision."
Critically, the first season of show received generally positive reviews.
The Daily Telegraph's Catherine Gee referred to the story as a 'scrappier' version of X-Men, making it 'more X-Men spliced with the aesthetic of Terry Gilliam'.
But Gee also said if the show were to return for a follow-up series, it may benefit from a few changes, writing: "If it does return for a second run, it would be nice to see some more genuinely fresh ideas - without the over-reliance on tried, tested and tired tropes from years past."
However, the first outing proved to be a hit with viewers, with many admitting they'd binged the whole lot in no time.
At the time of its release, one person tweeted: "The Umbrella Academy is one of the most addictive shows I've watched in a long time. 50-45 minute episodes feel like 20 minutes."
Someone else confessed: "I watched The Umbrella Academy in a day and a half and now I have to wait a whole year for more."
Netflix is yet to confirm the date we can expect the second season to land in our laps.
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