The dysfunctional family of superheroes in The Umbrella Academy are here to stay.
Netflix announced on Tuesday they’ll be renewing the series for a second season.
Seven stars from the first 10 episodes will be reprising their roles for the dark, imaginative show.
To the rescue: Netflix announced on Tuesday they’ll be renewing The Umbrella Academy for a second season starring Ellen Page, 32
The Eisner Award-winning comics from Gerard Way will live on as the streaming platform is adding another batch of episodes coming up.
Ellen Page, 32, who plays Vanya Hargreeves, along with Tom Hopper, 34, as her brother Luther, will headline the second season about the group of disbanded superheroes who reunited after their adoptive father’s death.
Trained to save the world are the rest of the clan played by David Castaneda, 29, Emmy Raver-Lampman, 30, Robert Sheehan, 31, Aidan Gallagher, 15, and Justin Min, 29.
As they work to solve their father’s murder and prepare for an apocalypse the estranged siblings hold down other jobs outside of their powers.
In the present day, Vanya, played by Ellen is a violin player and Luther, played by Tom, is an astronaut.
Then there’s Emmy’s character, Allison, who’s a famous actress, Klaus who’s portrayed by Robert is a party animal with a drug addiction, David plays Diego, a vigilante and Aidan’s role of Ben is a ghost only able to converse with Klaus.
Gangs all here: Trained to save the world are the rest of the clan played by Tom Hopper, 34, David Castaneda, 29, Emmy Raver-Lampman, 30, Robert Sheehan, 31, Aidan Gallagher, 15, and Justin Min, 29
Excellent Ellen: Ellen, who plays Vanya Hargreeves, along with Tom Hopper, 34, as her brother Luther, will headline the second season
Further casting announcements for the renewal are still being released.
After opening to mixed reviews, the renewal will follow a 76 percent rating among critics and 86 percent from viewers on Rotten Tomatoes.
Some critics, such as The Hollywood Reporter’s chief TV critic, Tim Goodman, said the show ‘fails to inspire.’
A twisted tale: Some critics, such as The Hollywood Reporter’s chief TV critic, Tim Goodman, said the show ‘fails to inspire’
With 8 graphic novels already written for the comics turned into a series, there will be plenty of additional plot and story line to center the second season around.
Created by Universal Content Productions for Netflix, Gerard hopes the TV format will stay true to his writings, which appears to be the plan.
‘The idea is not to deviate too much. We want to stay on course with what the comics are doing,’ showrunner Steve Blackman told THR.
Scary: Donning a supernatural look, Page got into character for her role of Vanya Hargreeves during the first season
Musician magic: Ellen’s character is a talented violin player with impressive super powers
‘Having that plan ahead of time allows us to set some things up now for later seasons, things that you’ll see and later be like, ‘Oh, I get that now, they did that for this reason.’ That’s what we’re thinking ahead to,’ he finished.
Blackman will serve alongside executive producers Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Gabriel Ba to bring the comics to life. Gerard is also co-producing.
Season two’s return date is not yet decided, but production will start up again this summer in Toronto.
What to expect: Season two’s return date is not yet decided, but production will start up again this summer in Toronto