Is it happening?
The cast of The Umbrella Academy say they’re still unsure if the Netflix series will return for a second series.
Despite reports suggesting that a second season of the comic book show will go into production later this year, actors Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman remained firmly in the dark as they appeared at Birmingham’s MCM Comic Con over the weekend.
The pair, who portray Number One and Number Three, remained adamant that they hadn’t heard anything when a fan asked if a second series was on the horizon.
“I wish! Call up Netflix,” said Emmy.
Discussing the overwhelmingly positive response to the first season, Hooper said: “It’s great to see the response from the fans, because that’s a telling sign.
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“Until I turned up here today, you get an idea that the show’s doing well with a bit of online chat, and people call you up and say, ‘watched the show man, it’s great.’
“But it’s great to see the response from the people and see how excited they are about it.”
The hit show debuted in February, based on a graphic novel by former My Chemical Romance frontman turned solo star Gerard Way. It 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.
But when Hargreeves is suddenly found dead and the heroes must come together to investigate his death.
Last week, actor David Castañeda also suggested that things could take a dark turn with his character Diego if the Netflix show returns for a second season.
“I’d like to see where Diego goes. He’s able to cope with a lot more things, but now he lost his mom, he lost Patch. He could either go completely insane off of it or he might just be a kid.”
Last month, NME also celebrated The Umbrella Academy by releasing an one-off issue that celebrates the show. You can find out everything about it here.