The Umbrella Academy was one of the biggest things to happen on Netflix this year, and it looks like they’re keen to get the ball rolling on season 2.
They’ve now officially confirmed that The Umbrella Academy season 2 – which was developed by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater and based on the comic book series of the same name created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá – is now officially in development.
They did this via Netflix’s UK and Ireland Instagram account. They posted an image of some of the members of The Umbrella Academy’s cast, and they all look pretty excited to be working on season 2.
They posted the image with the caption: “Just some good eggs taking a family selfie. Umbrella Academy s2 is coming soon.”
It does feel as though filming on season 2 has already wrapped and there are already plenty of fan theories to do with the potential release date of season 2.
Netflix hasn’t confirmed a date yet, which isn’t unusual for the streaming giants, yet devoted fans have been trying to figure out themselves when the show might land on the platform.
The Umbrella Academy season 2 is coming!
Many fans have looked as how long it took to make the first series, which took about a year from when it began shooting to when it eventually landed on Netflix.
In January 2018, Gerard Way (who was the singer of the band My Chemical Romance, and is now writing comic books) and Gabriel Bá posted an image of the first day of production on season one.
The show then turned up on Netlfix in February 2019, so it’s pretty safe to assume that season two will take the same amount of time to turn around.
The Umbrella Academy season two began shooting in June 2019, so if you do the maths then fans of the series could expect to see the second series late next year, in 2020.
When will The Umbrella Academy season 2 be released?
That said, given the huge popularity of the first season, Netflix might like to speed up the process a bit and get season 2 out quicker.
However, Netflix is declining to comment on whether they’ve finished shooting or not.
We do know that The Umbrella Academy season 2 will consist of 10 one-hour-long episodes.
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