'The Umbrella Academy' season 2 gets green light as Netflix orders 10 more episodes

Season 1 cast members Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min will all reprise their roles in Season 2


                            'The Umbrella Academy' season 2 gets green light as Netflix orders 10 more episodes

Netflix's recent hit 'The Umbrella Academy,' has been renewed for season 2 with 10 episodes. The live-action superhero series based on the Dark Horse comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá became a sensational hit when it first premiered on February 15. 

Students of 'The Umbrella Academy' in season one (Netflix)
Students of 'The Umbrella Academy' in season one (Netflix)

 

The cast set to reprise their roles include Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min.

Additional casting for season two will be announced at a later date. Produced by Universal Content Productions for Netflix, production on the series will begin this summer in Toronto, Canada.

Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will return as showrunner and executive producer alongside other producers Jeff F. King (EP), Mike Richardson (EP), Keith Goldberg (EP), Gerard Way (Co-EP), and Gabriel Bá (Co-EP).

The premise of the show revolves around forty-three infants who are inexplicably born on the same day in 1989 to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before.

Seven of the children are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world.

However, one of the mysteries of the show was what happened to Ben, a member of the superhero family who’s already missing before season 1 began. 

"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," reads the plot.