After much speculation, Gerard Way has now confirmed that season two of The Umbrella Academy is on the way with a short teaser trailer.
The hit show, based on a graphic novel by former My Chemical Romance frontman turned solo star Gerard Way, 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.
Previously, there were several conflicting messages about the possibility of the show returning after its acclaimed first season. Way revealed that a season takes around 18 months to make, leading many to conclude that a new season wouldn’t arrive anytime soon. However, it then emerged last week that the production on the show was due to begin in May.
Now, Way and the show’s official social media accounts have shared a short teaser confirming that a second series “is coming”.
Starring Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige, the show premiered earlier this year and received rave reviews, as well as being named as the most successful digital series of 2019 so far.
Speaking about what’s next for The Umbrella Academy last month, Way revealed that there are ‘future series’ of the comic book already planned.
“What I did for Steve Blackman (the showrunner) and the writers in that first writers’ room was to create an 18-page document that laid everything out,” Way told Collider. “Even of the graphic novels that haven’t come out yet. Which should equal eight when we’re all done. So I gave them the blueprint for what happens because you do want to seed certain things in there for future series and the hope is that it’s a success so that you do a lot more of these.
“They’re very curious what Gabriel [Ba, illustrator] and I are doing next. We always send them the new comics. They really want to know what’s happening.”
This year also saw the release of a special print copy of NME to celebrate the release of The Umbrella Academy. In it, you’ll find exclusive interviews with the cast, and Gerard Way, and even a one-off, seven-page Umbrella Academy comic. You can get your FREE copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or pick one up at a Forbidden Planet store by visiting here.