It looks as though a new season is on the way
A filming date for the second season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy appears to have been confirmed.
Whilst no official announcement has yet been made by Netflix, according to Production Weekly – a site which compiles filming dates in the US – the second season is listed as due to start filming in May 2019.
Previously, there has been several conflicting messages about the possibility of the show returning. My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way revealed that a season takes around 18 months to make, leading many to conclude that a new season wouldn’t arrive anytime soon. Way wrote the comic book series on which the show is based alongside Gabriel Ba.
Showrunner Steve Blackman also told IndieWire: “I hope we get a second and third and fourth season, but I knew that having a great ending is important for Netflix as a streamer. You really want people to say, “I’ve got to come back and watch what happens.” That was [ultimately] in my mind.”
More uncertainty emerged last week following a series of cryptic tweets from Aidan Gallagher who played Number Five in the series.
The actor tweeted: “Thank you for the role of a lifetime! I will always look back and say wow that was the coolest role I ever played!” The post appears to have been deleted, but the finality of his wording caused fans to pay attention.
Since publications began to report on the tweet, Gallagher has doubled down on his position. “I stand by my tweet,” he wrote yesterday (March 26), quoting his original message. “How is that not clear enough for everyone?”
The popular graphic novel adaptation tells the tale of a group of kids – Spaceboy, the Kraken, the Rumor, the Séance, Number Five, the Horror, and the White Violin – born within 24 hours to women who weren’t even pregnant when they woke up.
The “gifted” young people are adopted by billionaire Reginald Hargreeves as children, who aimed to hone their powers until they were strong enough to save the world. Hargreeves is suddenly found dead and the heroes must come together to investigate his death.
The show arrived on Netflix on February 15, 2019, and starred Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige.