Season 1 of The Umbrella Academy was a success for Netflix. This convinced the streaming service to greenlight a second season the cast is already growing. As first reported by Variety, Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, and Marin Ireland are set for recurring roles in the series.
Ritu Arya is known for her roles in AMC’s Humans and BBC’s Sherlock. Her new character, Lila, is described as a chameleon who is both brilliant and borderline insane. However, she can prove to be either an asset or a threat to the team.
Yusuf Gatewood was last seen in Amazon’s Good Omens and The CW’s The Originals. He will play Raymond, a confident newcomer with the ability to charm his way into a bevy of situations, in the Netflix series.
Marin Ireland is a stage actress with credits that include I Am Legend and The Manchurian Candidate. She joins the cast as Sissy. Best described a fearless Texas mom, however, Sissy married way too young for all the wrong reasons.
The new cast members will join series regulars for the show’s second outing which is currently in production. Additionally, Steve Blackman will return as showrunner for the 10-episode season.
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The first season of The Umbrella Academy is currently streaming on Netflix. The series stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min.