Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Is Returning for Season 2

If you have loads of unanswered questions about season one of The Umbrella Academy, then prepare for even more confusion.

Netflix just renewed the popular series for a second season, according to Variety. The streaming service confirmed that several members of the Hargreeves family will return for round two, including Ellen Page (Vanya), Tom Hopper (Luther), David Castañeda (Diego), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Allison), Robert Sheehan (Klaus), Aidan Gallagher (Number Five) and Justin H. Min (Ben).

Season two will consist of ten episodes. It is scheduled to begin production this summer, with Steve Blackman (Altered Carbon) returning as showrunner.

Season one of The Umbrella Academy began with an unexplained global phenomenon, where 43 babies with powers were randomly born into the world. When seven were adopted by an obscure billionaire, Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), he trained them to save the world and dubbed them “The Umbrella Academy.”

When Hargreeves passed away several years later, the six remaining siblings (RIP Ben) reunited only to find themselves obligated to stop the apocalypse.

The season concluded with the world being consumed by said catastrophe. Having failed their mission, the Umbrella Academy goes back in time to when they were teenagers in an attempt to stop the apocalypse before it begins.

Although we don’t know much about season two, we can only hope it’s more streamlined than season one. (There, we said it.)

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