Netflix has renewed The Umbrella Academy for another season, less than two months after the series debuted on the streaming services. Much of the cast — Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min — will return to reprise their roles, together with creator, showrunner and executive producer Steve Blackman, an Emmy-nominated producer from Noah Hawley’s Fargo series. Production will start on the 10-episode The Umbrella Academy year 2 in summer 2019 at the city of Toronto, Canada.
The Umbrella Academy premiered back in February on Netflix and was met with a slightly-positive crucial consensus. The very first season controls a 76 percent’new’ rating and a 62’green’ score on reviews aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, respectively. We shot a far more negative opinion of this series, noting its assumption for a”super-cliché for the superhero genre”, with”a dour, gloomy aesthetic which makes it feel as generic as several other” comic book adaptations, problems with pacing and story, and threadbare and inconsistent writing. Ultimately, we termed The Umbrella Academy’really dysfunctional’ just like the titular superhero family.
In its renewal announcement, Netflix stated that it would announce extra casting news for season 2″at a later date”. Universal Content Productions will continue to produce the series, with Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, and Keith Goldberg coming as executive producers alongside Blackman, together with Umbrella Academy comic book creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá serving as co-executive producers.