While Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy was one of the streaming service’s best original programmes in living memory, even the stars of the superhero show aren’t sure if there’ll be a second season.
Brilliantly adapting Gerard Way’s acclaimed comic book series, The Umbrella Academy had everyone talking with its freshman run of 10 episodes. Starring the likes of Juno‘s Ellen Page, Game of Thrones‘ Tom Hopper, and Mary J. Blige, it was an all-star adventure that thankfully pulled in the big bucks for Netflix.
Ending on a cliffhanger as the surviving members of the Academy are zipped off to an unknown time period, there was a whole host of possibilities for where the show could go next. The finale also brilliantly set Page’s Vanya up as the big bad as she evolved into the villainous White Violin.
Way has already admitted he’s mapped out several seasons of the show to match up with the comics, but now, the cast reveals that they’re just as in the dark as we are.
Speaking at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham (via Digital Spy), Emmy Raver-Lampman — who plays Allison — was grilled on where Season 2 is up to. When asked if there was any news on the sophomore season, Raver-Lampman said, “I wish! Call up Netflix.”
Despite the pretty grim prognosis, she said the cast is fully aware how popular Season 1 was. She continued, “I definitely am shocked. We have no idea because Netflix holds all their numbers really close. But they are very excited.”
Discussing the ongoing popularity and the transition from comic book to live-action, Hopper added, “It’s great to see the response from the fans, because that’s a telling sign.”
“Until I turned up here today [at MCM Comic Con Birmingham] you get an idea that the show’s doing well with a bit of online chat, and people call you up and say, ‘watched the show man, it’s great’. But it’s great to see the response from the people and see how excited they are about it.”
After the cancellation of Netflix’s Marvel shows like Daredevil and The Punisher, Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater’s The Umbrella Academy is helping to fill that superhero void. We’ve already covered where The Umbrella Academy should go in Season 2, but it sounds like we could be in for a bit of a wait.
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