'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2: Meet Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood and Marin Ireland, the show's new cast members

As excited as we are to see the Hargreeves siblings back in action, we're also very eager to meet the new characters the season has in store for us


                            'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2: Meet Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood and Marin Ireland, the show's new cast members
Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, and Marin Ireland (Netflix/Getty Images)

Season 2 of Netflix's hit superhero drama show 'The Umbrella Academy' is almost here and it's bringing with it an exciting new cast of actors. As excited as we are to see the Hargreeves siblings back in action, we're also very eager to meet the new characters the season has in store for us and the brilliant actors who will be bringing them to life.

So without further ado, here are the actors joining the cast in Season 2 that you need to keep an eye out for:

Ritu Arya

Ritu Arya in 'Humans' (IMDb)

Ritu Arya is a British-Indian actress who has had multiple notable performances across television and film. You may know her from her roles in 'Humans', 'Doctors' and 'Feel Good', to name a few.

She will be playing the character of Lila Pitts, who has been described by Netflix as "A chameleon who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires". She will reportedly be an unpredictable, mischievous and sarcastic character with a twisted sense of humor, so she should fit right in with the rest of the Academy.

Yusuf Gatewood

Yusuf Gatewood attends the Global premiere of Amazon Original "Good Omens" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on May 28, 2019 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Yusuf Gatewood is another accomplished actor who will be joining the show in Season 2. He is perhaps best known for his dual role as Finn Mikaelson and Vincent Griffith on The CW's 'The Originals'.

In Season 2, Gatewood will be playing a character called Raymond Chestnut. He will reportedly be a born leader and devoted husband with plenty of smarts and charisma. We don't know if he will be introduced as a powered individual like the rest of the Academy but according to his character description, he does apparently have the innate ability to disarm you with a look, which could either be a very useful superpower or just a nice character trait.

Marin Ireland

Marin Ireland attends the 85th Annual Drama League Awards at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 17, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Marin Ireland has won multiple accolades and a Tony nomination for her work as an actress. She has made her mark on stage, film and television and is best known for her work on Amazon's 'Sneaky Pete'. In Season 2, Ireland will be playing Sissy, a fearless, no-nonsense Texas mom who married young and is eager to rediscover what life and love have to offer.

'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 will arrive on Netflix on July 31.

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