Given how the first season of The Umbrella Academy ends with a monumental cliffhanger, it would be criminally unfair for Netflix not to renew the sci-fi series for a second season, right? Luckily the streaming platform announced the fate of the star-studded show, which was adapted from the Dark Horse Comics title of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, on April 2 – season two is officially happening! And on May 18, the streamer dropped the official release date of July 31 with a fitting video of the cast dancing along to Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now.” They always know what people want to see!
According to a statement released by Netflix, the cast is set to reprise their roles, including Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min. The cast has gotten a few new additions for season two and we can only imagine what kind of cool new characters the actors will play!
Production on the 10 new episodes kicked off in Toronto during the summer, but any other important details – like the new story – remain under wraps. Of course, it’s not that hard to guess where the plot is generally headed (emphasis on generally). Season one concludes with the Hargreeves siblings moving past their differences and finally uniting as the superheroes their father always wanted them to be, as well as making a dangerous temporal leap to save Vanya (Ellen Page).
Hopefully, a second season will see showrunner Steve Blackman dropping the family into a fun, interesting new environment as they continue to evolve. Let’s just hope they can dodge a second coming of the apocalypse, yeah?