Netflix has announced a second season of 'The Umbrella Academy'

Netflix has announced a second season of 'The Umbrella Academy'

Netflix has announced that a second season of The Umbrella Academy will be coming to our screens in the not too distant future.

The series follows the reunion of estranged siblings after their adopted father's mysterious death - "estranged siblings with extraordinary powers". They then unite in a bid to solve the mysterious circumstances behind his demise.

If you haven't seen it yet, this is the official trailer for the first season of The Umbrella Academy:

The news was announced with a picture of the cast on the official UK Netflix Instagram. It was captioned: "Just some good eggs taking a family selfie. Umbrella Academy s2 is coming soon."

Now, while this post didn't give us any specifics about the second season, it does seem to imply that filming for it has finished. According to rumors, it took just a year for the first season to be shot by Netflix, so the second could have had a similar timeframe.

A picture from the first day of production was shared by Gerard Way (the show's writer and the savior of the broken, the beaten and the damned) in January 2018, and it went on to premiere on the streaming service in February 2019.

The filming of the second season was announced in June of this year, so with Netflix's typical 18 month turnaround time in mind, it's reasonable to assume that it will be available to watch some time in the second half of 2020.

Stars of the show include Ellen Page, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Mary J. Blige.

So, what exactly is known about the second season? Well, it's been confirmed that be produced by  UCP (Universal Content Productions) and will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.

Showrunner Steve Blackman described The Umbrella Academy as "a dysfunctional family with a body count" in a press junket for season one.