Grab your domino mask, we're heading back to the Academy.
Premiering on Netflix last month, The Umbrella Academy quickly became the "biggest digital show in the US," and it's only grown more popular since then. And since the series ended with such a big cliffhanger, fans have been waiting for confirmation of the superhero series' next season.
Therefore, it should come as good news to know that work on The Umbrella Academy Season 2 has already begun. In fact, according to a Sreen Rant report, Netflix is already shopping for shooting locations for the series' next chapter.
"Residential properties, farms and farm houses, in rural Southern Ontario have received letters of interest in using the premises as a re-occurring location for The UmbrellaAcademy season 2," Screen Rant confirms. "The letter's listed address is from Cinespace Studio, which has reportedly rented over 150,000 square feet of space from Netflix's new downtown Toronto-based studio."
Season 1 of the series was mainly filmed in Toronto, which means that Season 2's production will once again call the Canadian city home.
While there is still no official release date for Season 2, production already shopping for locations indicates that work on the next chapter has been underway for some time, indicating that the season, or at least part of it, may already be written.
With anticipation for Season 2 already high, the season could always arrive sooner than you'd think. After all, Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiered at the end of October, with its second season coming only five months later, on April 5 -- and it even had a surprise Christmas special episode. If the streaming giant employs a similar schedule for The Umbrella Academy, then perhaps fans could always return to the halls of the Academy before the end of the year.
The second volume of The Umbrella Academy comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, titled "Dallas," featured a story that saw the Hargreeves children time-travel to the days of John F. Kennedy's assassination. While there is no telling if this second volume will serve as inspiration for Season 2, such an event was already teased in Season 1, making a return to those days a possibility.
Streaming now on Netflix, The Umbrella Academy Season 1 stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige and Colm Feore. Season 2 does not have a release date yet.