Both The Umbrella Academy Twitter account and our beloved Aidan Gallagher, who plays Number Five on the show, tweeted the exciting news Tuesday morning.
The announcement was made via a teaser video, which only got us more hyped about the big news.
— Aidan Gallagher (@AidanRGallagher) April 2, 2019
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) April 2, 2019
While I have no doubts because I’ve been to the future (it sucks by the way) — no word from Netflix on a 2nd season has been given to anyone yet. When it comes they will make it loud and headline clear to all. https://t.co/sNXD0Ydpdi
— Aidan Gallagher (@AidanRGallagher) February 28, 2019
Later, David Castañeda, who plays Diego, sat down in an interview to reveal what the future could hold for Number Two if a second season was revealed.
“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 Umbrella Academy is the Netflix adaptation of My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way’s comics. Ever since the premiere of season one, everyone’s been pretty much obsessed and dying for a second season. So we’re so happy we finally know that it’s coming.
We’re definitely not the only ones either. See how fans on Twitter reacted to the exciting news.
Thank you so much for waiting until today to announce this I would’ve literally combusted if you posted it yesterday I hate April fools day so much
— danielle (@daniellegrdovic) April 2, 2019
— Vinny ☂︎ (@RobSheehansSlut) April 2, 2019
— 𝔤𝔞𝔟𝔦 ☂︎ ･ ｡ ☆ (@bloodIinemgc) April 2, 2019
I NEED TO KNOW WHEN SO I CAN GET READY TO BINGE WATCH IT AND CANCEL ALL MY PLANS THEN!
— Natalie🍕🤪 (@Stitch_Sis) April 2, 2019
The series also paid homage to the comic’s writer by including an adorable Easter egg during its first episode.
Also, Way recently said that the characters in the series are inspired by the “dysfunctional family dynamic” of the MCR members, which totally made sense to us.
How excited are you for season two of The Umbrella Academy? Sound off in the comments below!
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