Deadline is reporting that Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood and Marin Ireland have signed up to join the cast for the upcoming second season of Netflix superhero series The Umbrella Academy.
The synopsis for the series is as follows:
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 Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured, and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya, and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
The report states that Ritu Arya (whose credits include Humans and Doctors) will be playing the role of 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 humour.
Yusuf Gatewood (whose credits include Good Omens and The Originals) will be playing the role of 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 (whose credits include Sneaky Pete and The Miseducation Of Cameron Post) will be playing the role of 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.
Based on the Dark Horse Comics series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the series is written by Jeremy Slater and developed by Steve Blackman, and the first season stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Colm Feore, Adam Godley and John Magaro.