The streaming service has ordered a 10-episode season of the series, an adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics title by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.
Production on Season 2 will begin this summer. Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin Min are expected to reprise their roles, and Steve Blackman will return as showrunner and executive producer.
The show’s premise is that, in 1989, 43 infants are born to unconnected women who had not been pregnant the day before. Seven of the children are adopted by a billionaire, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares the children to save the world. Now, the six surviving children reunite after their father dies and solve the mystery surrounding the events of his death.
While the series took some massive deviations from the comics it's based on, fans have generally received it quite well. Season 1 concluded with the Hargreeves family deciding to forget their tortured childhood and unite as the team of superheroes they were meant to be to save the world.
Season 1 of The Umbrella Academy is available now to stream on Netflix.