Netflix has renewed The Umbrella Academy to get a second season, less than two months after the show debuted on the streaming service. Production will begin on the 10-episode The Umbrella Academy season 2 in summertime 2019 in the city of Toronto, Canada.
The Umbrella Academy premiered back in February on Netflix and has been met with a slightly-positive critical consensus. The very first season commands a 76 percent’new’ rating and a 62’green’ score on reviews aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, respectively. We took a much more negative opinion of this series, noting its assumption for a”super-cliché for its superhero genre”, having”a dour, gloomy aesthetic that makes it feel as generic as several other” comic book adaptations, problems with pacing and story, and threadbare and inconsistent writing. Finally, we called The Umbrella Academy’really dysfunctional’ just like the titular superhero family.
In its renewal announcement, Netflix stated it would announce additional casting news for now 2″at a later date”. Universal Content Productions will continue to produce the series, with Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, and Keith Goldberg returning as executive producers alongside Blackman, together with Umbrella Academy comic book creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá serving as co-executive producers.