Netflix renewed its hit superhero series 'The Umbrella Academy' for season 2


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  • Netflix renewed its hit original series, “The Umbrella Academy,” for a second season.
  • Season 2 will be 10 episodes, and the main cast is set to reprise their roles.

Netflix announced on Tuesday that it had renewed its hit superhero series, “The Umbrella Academy,” for a 10-episode second season.

The first season debuted February 15 on the streaming giant and has been popular with audiences since. The show is consistently among the most in-demand streaming shows in the world based on weekly data provided to Business Insider from Parrot Analytics. 

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Netflix describes the series, which is based on the Dark Horse comic book by writer Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá, like this: “Reunited by their father’s death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity.”

Netflix said that showrunner Steve Blackman will return for season 2, and that cast members Ellen Page (who plays Vanya), Tom Hopper (Luther), David Castañeda (Diego), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Allison), Robert Sheehan (Klaus), Aidan Gallagher (Number Five), and Justin Min (Ben) will all be returning for the second season.

Blackman talked to Business Insider in February about why Netflix was the perfect place to bring the Umbrella Academy to life.

“I’ve worked at many places over the last 19 years in Hollywood, and a lot of the times creative vision gets smothered by answering to which advertisers are on that night, or which demographic you have to hit, but that’s not the case with Netflix,” Blackman said.

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