Rather uncharacteristically for a successful show, a second season has yet to be greenlit, but reports say that the deal is pretty much over the line at this point.
With that in mind, speculation is rife about what could happen, and David Castañeda – the guy who plays Diego – has spoken about what could happen with his character.
We saw Diego go through some turmoil, as he lost Eudora Patch (Ashley Madekwe) and Grace Hargreeves (Jordan Claire Robbins), and for obvious reasons, Castañeda thinks this could impact heavily on what happens next for him.
He told The Hollywood Reporter:
“One of the best things about the show is how the characters arc, and it takes time to see people grow out of the traumas that they have.
I’d like to see where Diego goes. He’s able to cope with a lot more things, but now he lost his mum, he lost Patch. He could either go completely insane off of it or he might just be a kid.”
GWW reports that the second season of The Umbrella Academy will be going into production at the end of 2019, with Peter Hoar, who directed the pilot and episode 10 of season one, signed on to direct the first episode.
Speaking about what’s next for The Umbrella Academy last month, creator Gerard Way revealed that there are ‘future series’ of the comic book already planned. He told Collider:
“What I did for Steve Blackman (the showrunner) and the writers in that first writers’ room was to create an 18-page document that laid everything out.
Even of the graphic novels that haven’t come out yet. Which should equal eight when we’re all done. So I gave them the blueprint for what happens because you do want to seed certain things in there for future series and the hope is that it’s a success so that you do a lot more of these.
They’re very curious what Gabriel [Ba, illustrator] and I are doing next. We always send them the new comics. They really want to know what’s happening.“
It’s going to be a wild ride… in about a year and a half.
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