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The Umbrella Academy cast recently shared with us that they were doing their first table read for season 2, and now it appears they’re already on to filming the first scene.

Over the weekend, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, creator of the graphic novel that the series is based on, and the show itself shared behind-the-scenes footage from the table read for episode one of the second season.

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“You guys we have some amazing stuff for you this season can’t wait for you to see it,” Emmy Raver-Lampman (who plays Allison Hargreeves) said at the beginning.

We then proceeded to see the whole gang, finishing with Justin H. Min, who plays Ben Hargreeves, sharing a few words.

“You know who’s back? Ben is back. That’s right you guys. We are so excited to finally have the family back together to start shooting season two of Umbrella Academy,” Min said.

 

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So exciting!

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Now, we know the Netflix series has officially begun filming.

Steve Blackman, the showrunner of the series, shared a photo of the first slate from season 2 of The Umbrella Academy, meaning that filming is already underway.

 

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First slate of season 2!!! @umbrellaacad @netflix

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Needless to say, this is exciting news.

Last week, Way and others shared some sneak peeks at the beginning stages of season 2.

Way’s photo shows a sign marking the initial script reading for actors in preparation for the new bunch of episodes.

Way provided very little detail on the reading, but he’s drumming up hype around his comic book adaptation nonetheless.

“It begins. Umbrella Academy Season 2. #umbrellaacademy #ua #netflix#darkhorsecomics #ucp,” the caption reads.

 

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It begins. Umbrella Academy Season 2. #umbrellaacademy #ua #netflix #darkhorsecomics #ucp

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Ellen Page got in on the fun as well, sharing a selfie with co-star David Castañeda.

 

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Oh, hi there @castanedawong

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Aidan Gallagher, who plays Number Five, initiated the excitement by posting an update to social media a few weeks back, letting fans know that season 2 was well underway.

“Season two starts now! #umbrellaacademy #netflix,” the post reads.

 

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Season two starts now! ☂️☂️ #umbrellaacademy #netflix

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We learned last month that the series based on the My Chemical Romance frontman and illustrator Gabriel Bá’s series racked up about 45 million viewers in the first four weeks it was available on the platform.

To put that into perspective, similar popular titles such as 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.

When do you think season 2 will be complete? Sound off in the comments below!

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