‘THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY’ SEASON 2 ADDS THREE TO CAST

Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, and Marin Ireland join the second season of Netflix’s hit show ‘The Umbrella Academy.’

It
was previously announced that Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Casta eda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min are set to reprise their roles. Production on season two is currently underway. 

Ritu
Arya
(Humans)
has been cast as LILA, a chameleon
who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires. Unpredictable, mischievous and sarcastic, Lila’s gifted with a twisted sense of humor.

Yusuf
Gatewood
(Good
Omens
) will play RAYMOND,
a born leader with the smarts, gravitas, and the confidence to never have to prove it to anyone. He is warm, dedicated and has the innate ability to disarm you with a look. A devoted husband, he’s the kind of guy everyone wants to know.

Marin Ireland (Y: The Last Man) will be playing SISSY, a fearless, no-nonsense Texas mom who married young for all the wrong reasons. Still in her prime, she’s eager to rediscover what life and love has to offer.

ABOUT
THE SERIES

Created
for Television by:
Steve Blackman

Executive
Producers:
Steve Blackman (Showrunner/EP), Jeff F. King
(EP), Keith Goldberg (EP), Mike Richardson (EP), Gerard Way (Co-EP), Gabriel  B (Co-EP)

Produced
by:
UCP for Netflix 
                       

Synopsis:
On the same day in 1989, forty-three
infants are inexplicably 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. Now, the six surviving members reunite
upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel B , and published by Dark Horse Comics. The show is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix, with Steve Blackman serving as executive
producer and showrunner, and additional EPs Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way, and Gabriel B .

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