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Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy' Adds Three Actors to Its Cast

Ritu Arya, Marin Ireland and Yusuf Gatewood will play important roles.


Netflix wouldn't have quite expected The Umbrella Academy to become the massive success it went on to became. The storyline was indeed unconventional but that is what clicked for the series as it did and now the show is all set to return with a second season soon.

The storyline in Season 2 will move forward and will hence have several new entrants coming in. According to a report in Variety, Marin Ireland is joining the cast along with Ritu Arya and Yusuf Gatewood. While Arya is best known for her role in Humans, Gatewood and Ireland are best known for their roles in shows like Good Omens and Y respectively, Arya and Gatewood will play the characters of Lila, a chameleon who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires; and 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 respectively.

When it comes to Ireland, she will play Sissy, a fearless, no-nonsense Texas mom who married young for all the wrong reasons.

The Umbrella Academy, as known, is based on the comic book series of the same name created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. In the first season, seven children born during an unexplained global phenomenon develop incredible powers and are adopted by an eccentric billionaire, who trains them to save the world. The six surviving siblings reunite years later after learning their father has died, only to find themselves fighting to stop the apocalypse.

Steve Blackman will return as showrunner for the show’s 10-episode second season.

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