Reports are popping that, unsurprisingly, Netflix has renewed The Umbrella Acadamy for a second season. Given the buzz generated by the first season, it was only a matter of time that the series was renewed. Production is rumored to begin in May 2019 for a 2020 release date.
On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. In their teenage years, though, the family fractures and the team disbands. Fast forward to the present time, when the six surviving members of the clan reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. They work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death, but divergent personalities and abilities again pull the estranged family apart, and a global apocalypse is another imminent threat.
The first season hit the main beats of the source material, the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, while also taking the show in its own direction.
Season one of The Umbrella Academy debuted on Feb 15, 2019 and stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige.