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The Umbrella Academy has become hugely successful since its premiere and now Netflix is signing showrunner Steve Blackman on for a massive overall deal with them.

According to Deadline, the exact details of the agreement are not publicly known, but Blackman is expected to continue working on The Umbrella Academy while writing and producing other works for the streaming giant.

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Based on My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way‘s comic book of the same name, the show was greenlit by Netflix in 2017 with the first season arriving in 2019 to critical acclaim. Within the first 4 weeks, the show garnered over 45 million views.

The second season is expected to arrive soon with it being announced shortly after the debut of the show.

In November, a number of cast members have shared photos marking the end of filming and giving their thanks to their fellow cast and crew.

Then a little over a week ago, The Umbrella Academy shared the first posters for the upcoming season. The images focus on the eyes of each of the Hargreaves family members in an umbrella silhouette.

Now, according to Deadline‘s report Blackman’s deal “is for four years and in the mid-eight-figure range.”

He’ll carry on as showrunner for TUA while working on new projects under his Borderline Entertainment banner with a development executive working with him soon.

“Steve’s phenomenal work on The Umbrella Academy helped propel the series’ worldwide fandom,” said Brian Wright, Netflix’s VP of YA/Family original series. “He’s deeply creative, passionate and thoughtful, and we’re so excited to have him make a home at Netflix.”

His deal comes after Netflix already signed on series’ producer Dark Horse Entertainment whose partner-company Dark Horse Comics publishes The Umbrella Academy comics.

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