Netflix lit up social media Tuesday when it announced that the series “Umbrella Academy” was coming back for a second season and all we can say is yes!
A clip posted on the official Instagram page for the sci-fi comic book series included a video showing all seven of the superhero characters with the words on the screen that read, “It’s working. Hold on. It’s gonna get messy.” And then a huge number #2 appeared with the words, “Season 2 is coming.”
The caption next to the great video read, “Hello. Season 2. Goodbye.” (RELATED: One Movie Is Expected To Obliterate The Box Office. The Numbers Are Huge)
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Soon after, stars of the series–based on the graphic novel created by Gerard Way–like Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Aidan Gallagher, just to name a few reacted to the news and let fans know they were truly coming back after weeks of fans worrying whether or not the streaming site was going to bring them back. (RELATED: Marvel Drops Incredible New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer: ‘Whatever It Takes’)
— Aidan Gallagher (@AidanRGallagher) April 2, 2019
— Tom Hopper (@Tomhopperhops) April 2, 2019
II PACK. YOUR. UMBRELLAS. II #seasontwo #TheUmbrellaAcademy @UmbrellaAcad @EllenPage @Tomhopperhops @DavidCastanedaJ @RobMSheehan @AidanRGallagher @justinhmin @SteveBlackmanTV @netflix @DarkHorseComics @gerardway @Gabriel_Ba pic.twitter.com/jPrlx20YEj
— Emmy Raver-Lampman (@emmyraver) April 2, 2019
As far as what fans can expect, showrunner Steve Blackman told The Hollywood Reporter that the idea is not to deviate “too much” from the comics.
“The idea is not to deviate too much. We want to stay on course with what the comics are doing, and 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,” Blackman said.
If you missed the first season, check out this trailer for “Umbrella Academy” season 1. To say I am excited to see what’s going to happen next would be a serious understatement.