Netflix to Premiere Second Season of David Castañeda’s “The Umbrella Academy in July

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. 

David Castañeda The Umbrella Academy

Based on the Dark Horse Comics created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel BáThe Umbrella Academy stars Castañeda, who portrays Diego Hargreeves, aka The Kraken, Ellen PageTom HopperEmmy Raver-LampmanRobert SheehanAidan 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 AryaMarin 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.

Zayas to Guest Star on Fox’s “The Following”

David Zayas is being promoted from homicide detective to FBI agent.

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican actor, whoportrays Sgt. Angel Batista on Showtime’s Dexter,  will guest star on Fox‘s midseason drama The Following, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

David Zayas

The psychological thriller centers on an Edgar Allan Poe scholar-turned-serial killer known as Joe Carroll (portrayed by James Purefoy) and stars Kevin Bacon as a troubles FBI agent on the case to recapture the killer and his army of copycats.

Zayas will play Tyson, a former FBI agent and good friend to Bacon’s Ryan Hardy. He’ll appear in the 10th episode of the Kevin Williamson drama, ultimately becoming an unlikely participant in Ryan’s effort to bring down Joe Carroll’s followers.

Zayas joins Marin Ireland, as recent additions to the drama, which premieres Monday, January 21 at 9:00 pm on Fox.

Along with starring on Dexter, Zayas’ credits include episodes of Grimm, Person of Interest and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.