RUMOR: Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Has Already Been Renewed for Season 2
The Dark Horse-published comic The Umbrella Academy has just received a live-action adaptation for Netflix, and the show is indeed an unexpected dark horse in terms of how popular it is for the streaming service. The launch of the series has been so successful, in fact, that rumors are indicating that they’ve renewed the show for a second season less than two weeks after The Umbrella Academy was added to their platform!
According to GeeksWorldWide, Season 2 of the unexpected hit superhero series has already been greenlit, although they have not yet formally announced this. Peter Hoar, who directed the premiere and finale episodes of Season 1 of the show, will be back to direct the Season 2 premiere. The series is reportedly a massive success for the streaming platform, with viewership even outpacing some of their Marvel shows. That The Umbrella Academy is doing better in its first season than some of the Marvel shows in their later season should be pretty reassuring to Netflix, considering that they just cancelled all of them.
Based on a comic series written by My Chemical Romance lead singer and songwriter Gerard Way and illustrator Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy follows a group of gifted youngsters… Almost two decades after their adventures as a superhero team. As it turns out, having a noble-intentioned but borderline abusive caretaker didn’t do wonders for their mental health, and the ex-superheroes return to their old home as damaged adults when he passes away under mysterious circumstances. Upon reuniting with a member of the team who had been missing for years, they learn that they must team up again to stop an apocalyptic event from destroying the world in a few days… If they can keep themselves together long enough to come up with a plan.
The entire first season of The Umbrella Academy is available to stream on Netflix.
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