Despite only hitting Netflix a matter of weeks ago, it’s now been confirmed that The Umbrella Academy will be returning for a second season.
Netflix’s adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s comic book series has proved an instant hit with viewers.
The series follows a collection of dysfunctional superheroes who reunite after their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world, dies.
Data firm Parrot Analytics (via Screen Rant) claims that The Umbrella Academy is currently the top digital original series in the US, with a “demand expression” of 30.77 million.
According to the GWW, the next instalment of Umbrella Academy will go into production later this year in Toronto, with Peter Hoar directing its first episode.
Following the success of both the comics and the on-screen adaptation, Gerard Way has spoken about the inspiration for his characters coming from his former My Chemical Romance bandmates.
“Being in a band is like being in a dysfunctional family and all these personalities are really distinct and really big, not just the people in your band, but the people you meet on the road or the crew that you work with and all this stuff,” he told Rolling Stone.
“A band especially is a dysfunctional family, so there’s little bits of me in all the characters, there’s bits of some of the guys in some of those characters and the different roles that we would play in the band and how those roles would change sometimes. We were in a big pressure cooker of fame and notoriety and the characters experience that in the comic and the show.”
Obviously it’s likely that we’ll be waiting a while for the second instalment of The Umbrella Academy, given the first season only just hitting the streaming service. That gives you plenty of time to get caught up though.