Netflix says The Umbrella Academy season 2 is "coming soon"

Megan Davies
Photo credit: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix

From Digital Spy

Netflix may have kept us guessing over whether The Umbrella Academy would be back or not, but it looks like the streaming service isn't hanging around when it comes to dropping that second season on us.

Shortly after the show celebrated the Hargreeves siblings' birthday – "on the nineteenth hour of the first day of October" – Netflix shared a Hargreeves family selfie with a very interesting caption.

Alongside two photos of show stars Tom Hooper (Number 1/Luther), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Number 3/Allison), Ethan Hwang (Number 6/Ben), Robert Sheehan (Number 4/Klaus) and Ellen Page (Number 7/Vanya) posing together and pulling faces, the streamer added: "Just some good eggs taking a family selfie.

"Umbrella Academy s2 is coming soon."

Coming soon you say, Netflix? It's good, but we're going to need specifics and we're going to need them sharp-ish.

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The cast have been hard at work filming season two over the summer with production on the new episodes kicking off in June.

But despite Netflix's tease, showrunner Steve Blackman previously said that it takes "around 18 months" to make each series, so it's more likely that season 2 will land towards the end of 2020 – which isn't quite soon enough for our liking.

The Umbrella Academy is based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's comic book series of the same name, and Blackman previously hinted it could continue on for "four or five seasons".

Photo credit: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix

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"I know Gerard has eight volumes in his mind," he said, "so whether that translates to eight seasons, I don't know. We combine certain seasons, and bits and pieces. It would be lovely to have four or five years of this show. That would be wonderful."

The Umbrella Academy is available to stream on Netflix now.

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