Netflix confirmed that Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin Min will all be returning for the second season of The Umbrella Academy. Steve Blackman will also be returning as showrunner and executive producer. Gerard Way, the creator of the comic series the show is based on, will also be on board as a co-executive producer.
The renewal of The Umbrella Academy perhaps shouldn't be a surprise. It was quite the hit, according to data firm Parrot Analytics. The company estimated that the Netflix original was the most popular digital series in the US shortly after its debut on February 15th. Of course, Netflix rarely releases actual viewing numbers for its shows so it's hard to know just how accurate that is. Combine the apparent popularity with some solid reviews and it makes season two seem like a no-brainer.