Over the weekend via Social Media channels Twitter and Instagram, the cast and Netflix UK have confirmed that filming on Season 2 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ has finally begun.
The show was confirmed by Netflix that it had been renewed for a second season following a warm reaction to the first Season which can be watched on Netflix right now. The show is based on a collection of comics and graphic novels created and written by ‘My Chemical Romance’ lead singer Gerard Way.
On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. In their teenage years, though, the family fractures and the team disbands. Fast forward to the present time, when the six surviving members of the clan reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. They work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death, but divergent personalities and abilities again pull the estranged family apart, and a global apocalypse is another imminent threat.
I had a very mixed feeling to this show but managed to stick with it and I am very intrigued by how the finale ended and where Season 2 can pick up the story. This is definitely not your usual run of the mill super hero show but it is certainly worth a look if you have Netflix.