Netflix Renews the Umbrella Academy for Season 2

Show features a queer main character

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Netflix has ordered a 10-episode second season of The Umbrella Academy, its live-action superhero series based on the Dark Horse Comics created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá.

In season 1 of the Umbrella Academy, on the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world.

The six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

The cast set to reprise their roles include Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min. Additional casting news for season two will be announced at a later date. Production will begin this summer in Toronto, Canada.

Klaus (played by Robert Sheehan)
Klaus (played by Robert Sheehan) is a queer character on the Umbrella Academy. Photo provided by Netflix.

One of the main seven characters, Klaus (played by Robert Sheehan) as queer. There were no LGBTQ heroes in Gerard Way’s original comic.