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We’re not the only ones anxiously awaiting to hear if The Umbrella Academy will get a second season—apparently so are the actors themselves.

There were previous reports that the show was in production for a second season, but they were shot down.

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Actors Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman, who play Number One and Number Three respectively, were at Birmingham’s MCM Comic Con this past weekend. While doing press, they confirmed they’re also in the dark about a second season

“I wish! Call up Netflix,” Raver-Lampman said when asked about the follow-up.

Hopper also commented on the hugely positive response of the first season.

“It’s great to see the response from the fans, because that’s a telling sign,” he said. “Until I turned up here today, you get an idea that the show’s doing well with a bit of online chat, and people call you up and say, ‘watch 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.”

You can watch the duo’s full interview below.

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Last week, David Castañeda, who plays Diego, sat down in an interview to reveal what the future could hold for Number Two.

Castañeda chatted with The Hollywood Reporter where he discussed his character’s arc and the routes Diego’s story could take.

“Diego was very much a guy with a chip on his shoulder but was very oblivious of it because he had one way of thinking,” he says. “And the relationship between every single sibling that Diego had to me was so special.

“[Diego] doesn’t know what else to do. He’s a kid in a man’s body. Diego sees his siblings, and they have these amazing powers, and they’re not using them for the good, or at least what they got programmed to do by Reginald Hargreeves. Diego doesn’t know anything different. It’s not so much of trying to help you because you need to be helped. It’s, ‘I’m going to help you so you see me and give me validation.’”

The one person Diego is able to open up to within the series is his mother—who just so happens to not be a person at all but a robot. According to Castañeda, this reveals that Diego “doesn’t know what love is. He doesn’t know how to interpret it.”

So where could we see Diego’s character go next? The Number Two actor shares a couple of possible scenarios.

“One of the best things about the show is how the characters arc, and it takes its time to see people grow out of the traumas that they have,” he explains. “I’d like to see where Diego goes. He’s able to cope with a lot more things, but now he lost his mom, [and] he lost Patch. He could either go completely insane off of it, or he might just be a kid.”

The Umbrella Academy is streaming on Netflix now. You can watch the trailer for the show below.

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