The Umbrella Academy Season 1 was released on Netflix back in 2018 and became one of the streaming service’s biggest hits of the year, and fans are now eagerly awaiting Season 2.
The show is based on a series of comic books written by My Chemical Romance’s frontman, Gerard Way, and artist Gabriel Bá.
The comics were split into three volumes. Volume 1 is called Apocalypse Suite, Volume 2 is entitled Dallas, and Volume 3 is known as Hotel Oblivion.
Now, The Umbrella Academy’s first season basically covered everything from Apocalypse Suite, but it also borrowed some story beats from Dallas, namely the scenes in the show where Number 5 is assigned with the task of assassinating President JFK in 1963.
The scenes in which Klaus time jumped to Vietnam were also taken from Volume 2 of the comics.
So, the fact that they’ve already borrowed from the second volume of the comic books has been making myself and certain other Umbrella Academy fans rather nervous because it does mean they could end up running out of source material to be inspired from for the show.
Will The Umbrella Academy be able to carry on beyond Season 2?
We already know that most of The Umbrella Academy Season 2’s plot will be taken from Dallas, and that then just leaves Hotel Oblivion to cover the rest, which seems pretty thin to me.
This comes after The Umbrella Academy’s showrunner, Steve Blackman revealed that he wants to make four seasons of the show in total, and at the moment it’s looking like they might struggle to get past Season 3 if they just used the source material.
That said, we do know that Gerad Way is writing more The Umbrella Academy comic books, so hopefully, he’ll be able to add some interesting story arcs which can then be adapted for the Netflix TV show.
That said, Netflix probably isn’t too worried about the lack of source material because they do have a tendency of cancelling shows around the Season 3 mark, yet I do hope they get to have the four seasons and tell the story they wanted to tell with this TV show.
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