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SEASON 2: Netflix Streaming Hit THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY To Film Season 2 in Toronto This Summer/Fall

The Umbrella Academy Season 2

Super. Dysfunctional. Family.

Netflix has a huge streaming hit in The Umbrella Academy — a series about a disbanded group of superheroes who reunite after the death of their adoptive father Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who trained them to save the world.

According to data Netflix released today, season one of The Umbrella Academy was watched by 45 million households in the first four weeks after its February 15th release.

So it’s not surprising that season 2 of The Umbrella Academy will film in Toronto this Summer & Fall.

Working title: Mercury.

Toronto filming dates: June 17th – November 15th.

The Hargreeves:

#1 – Tom Hopper as Luther/Spaceboy, an astronaut with super strength.

#2 – David Castaneda as Diego/The Kraken, who can curve knives or anything else he throws.

#3 – Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison/The Rumor, a celebrity who can manipulate reality with the phrase “I heard a rumor…”.

#4 – Robert Sheehan as  Klaus/The Séance, who can communicate with the dead and temporarily bring them back to life.

#5 – Aiden Gallagher as The Boy, who can jump through space and time.

#6 – Justin H. Min as Ben/The Horror, who can summon tentacled horrors from his body.

#7 – Ellen Page as Vanessa/The White Violin, a violinist who can convert sound waves into a destructive force.

Cast: David Castaneda, Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Aidan Gallagher, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Justin H. Min, Colin Feore, Mary K. Blige, Cameron Britten, John Magaro.

Showrunner: Steve Blackman.

On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. In their teenage years, though, the family fractures and the team disbands. Fast forward to the present time, when the six surviving members of the clan reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. They work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death, but divergent personalities and abilities again pull the estranged family apart, and a global apocalypse is another imminent threat. The series is based on a collection of comics and graphic novels created and written by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way.


Sources: Ontario Creates, Deadline: Hollywood, Production Weekly.


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