Anyone who's an avid fan of a TV show is familiar with the anxious wait for news that it's been renewed for another season, or if, God forbid, it's been canceled.
But for fans of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy, that wait is finally over... and it's good news.
Sir Reginald's dysfunctional academy will soon be back on our screens once again as Netflix has just confirmed that the upcoming season is coming soon... and Twitter is filled with excited fans eager to see the show on screens once again, especially after that, well, explosive cliffhanger.
Don't worry, we've got all the details on the latest season coming up...
The Umbrella Academy first hit our screens in February.
Believe it or not, the Netflix series is based on the comic books by a very famous face...
The on-screen adaption has a star-studded cast ensembled.
via: GettyStarring the likes of Ellen Page (Juno); singer, Mary J. Blige, and Tom Hopper (Game of Thrones), the series quickly shot to global popularity.
The plot is pretty quirky, to say the least...The show centers on a group of estranged siblings with superpowers, who, after the death of their foster father, have to join forces to fight off an impending apocalypse.
The series has literally been described as "a dysfunctional family show."
via: GettyShowrunner, Steve Blackman, described the show as "a dysfunctional family with a body count" during a string of press appearances in the build-up to its initial release. "At its heart, it's a dysfunctional family show," he said. "Having special abilities are wonderful, but that's really just the incendiary part of it. I think it's this family coming together, regrouping, finding each other ... that for me was the sole vision."
Viewers loved it...
is- the umbrella academy coming for my #1 spot for fav show https://t.co/BLW63G4bdk— dass (@dass)1559940848.0
Fans just couldn't stop watching...
guess who watched umbrella academy the whole day😌 https://t.co/atyYxQCPal— ·ᴗ· (@·ᴗ·)1559905188.0
The show, for the most part, received rave reviews from critics, too.Writing for The Daily Telegraph, Catherine Gee, described the show as a "stylish superhero story" that forms a medley of "X-Men spliced with the aesthetic of Terry Gilliam."
But, it also faced criticism...One journalist accused the series of "trying a little too hard to be cool." Ouch.
Regardless of reviews, the dramatic cliffhanger at the end of season one left people demanding more.The 10-episode long series reached its final, crazy climax, as we witnessed (spoiler alert) how the much-anticipated apocalypse actually happened. Unfortunately, by the end, the apocalypse was underway as the Academy pulled together against their sibling, Vanya (Ellen Page), to prevent her from destroying the world. But, plot twist - she destroys the moon instead, which sends fragments catapulting towards the planet. So, to save the world, the siblings travel back in time - meaning we witness each of the older Academy members de-age and disappear.
So many questions, right?
via: imdbBut, after leaving viewers on a huge cliffhanger, and with several burning questions, it wasn't long before people took to social media to express their views...
Viewers certainly weren't disappointed by the finale.
oh my god.... the season finale of umbrella academy........ https://t.co/m2aSxQnLQU— mars (@mars)1550627738.0
And fan's prayers were answered when Netflix made an important announcement back in April.
To say that fans were pretty happy was definitely an understatement...Viewers couldn't wait for the superhero siblings to return to their screens.
Many grew inpatient...
I NEED THE SEASON 2 OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. @netflix ???— 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙧 (@𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙧)1560263068.0
But the announcement confirmed that work on the new season was well and truly underway.
Fans will be expecting behind the scenes pics soon...
What do we actually know about season 2 so far?
It feels like season 2 has been in the making for ages...
via: imdbBut the most recent update confirms that we won't be waiting much longer to see the smash hit show on our screens once again.
Netflix shared this snap on its official Instagram page.
The pic would suggest that filming has finally finished.
via: imdbAnd of course, eager-eyed fans have flocked to social media to predict when they think the season will drop.