Small screen fans will always have room for a good superhero flick, and that’s proven by the success of Umbrella Academy. The Netflix series that was released in early 2019 has instantly gained a huge following because of its somehow unique take on superhuman fiction.
An adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s popular Dark Horse-published comic series, Umbrella Academy follows the story of seven Hargreeves siblings and their adventures.
Its first season became part of Netflix’s top 10 shows of 2019 with more than 45 million household members watching the show. So fans are expecting that a second season will follow soon. But how soon will Umbrella Academy season 2 be released?
Season 2 is confirmed and shot.
With the huge success of Umbrella Academy season 1, Netflix confirmed in April 2019 that there will be season 2 and in fact, shooting already finished in November 2019.
But Netflix hasn’t confirmed any release dates yet except for a statement in October that said “coming soon.” The streaming service is known, however, to reveal release dates a month before with a trailer.
The series has three volumes.
Way and Ba have written three parts of the Umbrella Academy series: Apocalypse Suite, Dallas and Hotel Oblivion. This means that aside from a second season, the show will probably get a third season in the future.
This was confirmed by Steve Blackman who said: “I hope we get a second and third and fourth season, but I knew that having a great ending is important for Netflix as a streamer. You really want people to say, ‘I’ve got to come back and watch what happens.’ That was ultimate in my mind.”
All of the Hargreeves kids will be back.
Being a pivotal part of the show, all the seven Hargreeves kids will surely be back for season 2: Vanya, Luther, Allison, Klaus, Diego, Number Five and Ben.
Ellen Page who plays Vanya talked about the future of her character in season 2: “For me, it’s going to be so interesting to explore Vanya. It’s like Vanya 2.0—less repressed and what does that mean in the good ways and bad kinda thing.”
Robert Sheehan who plays Klaus also talked about his character: “He’s constantly emerging into this new self. He’s a butterfly that refuses to leave the cocoon, or he keeps going back into it.”
With Blackman confirming that it takes around 18 months to film the series, we could expect season 2 in the small screen in the first quarter of 2020.