David Castañeda is headed back to the Academy in July…
Netflix has announced that the second season of The Umbrella Academy, starring the 30-year-old Mexican-Americn actor, will premiere on Friday, July 31.
Based on the Dark Horse Comics created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy stars Castañeda, who portrays Diego Hargreeves, aka The Kraken, Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min as the titular group of unlikely heroes.
In The Umbrella Academy, on the same day in 1989, 43 infants inexplicably are 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. In the first season, we saw the six surviving members reunite when they learned of the passing of their father. Together, they worked to solve the mystery surrounding his death but the estranged family began to unravel due to their divergent personalities, abilities and a global apocalypse.
Ritu Arya, Marin Ireland and Yusuf Gatewood have joined the 10-episode sophomore season.
The Umbrella Academy is produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) for Netflix.
The first season of The Umbrella Academy dropped on February 15, 2019 and was ranked third on the list of Netflix’s most popular series releases of 2019. It was one of only three series to crack Netflix’s overall Top 10 list of its most popular 2019 releases.