The Umbrella Academy, Netflix’ adaption of the graphic novel is gearing up for season two with the casting of Ritu Arya (Humans), Yusuf Gatewood (Good Omens)and Marin Ireland (Y).
Arya has been cast as Lila, a chameleon who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires. Gatewood 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. Ireland will be playing Sissy, a fearless, no-nonsense Texas mom who married young for all the wrong reasons.
The Umbrella Academy 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.