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Ever since The Umbrella Academy dropped on Netflix, it’s been steadily holding viewers’ attention.

The colorful and action-packed adaptation of My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way and illustrator Gabriel Bá’s comic book series has been racking up the viewers.

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According to a new set of data released by Netflix, where the series is hosted exclusively, around 45 million viewers took in the series in the first four weeks it was available on the platform. To put that into perspective, similar popular titles like Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened and Our Planet only raked in up to 25 million households viewing each respective show. Netflix considers a “view” when around 70% of the show’s runtime has been viewed.

That means the show has been something of a smash, then, so its creators should be quite proud. That’s probably part of what went into the decision to renew the show for a second season, after all. Netflix took to social media with a short clip previously confirming that season 2 was indeed on its way, with Gerard Way himself co-signing the clip and adding “So psyched” to the announcement. The teaser had hype levels off the charts, naturally.

The short teaser advertising the second season didn’t show very much, but it was more than enough to get faithful fans on board to see what’s coming up around the bend.

With another season on the way and streaming numbers like this, it looks like now’s a good time to get into The Umbrella Academy if you haven’t done so already. If you are a faithful fan, how did you find the first season? Are you interested in seeing where it goes next?

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