Creator Steve Blackman and developer Jeremy Slater adapt the eponymous comic series in Netflix’s original superhero drama show ‘The Umbrella Academy.’ The comics have been created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. The complicated storyline of the series revolves around the titular group of superhuman misfits, handpicked and trained by eccentric billionaire Reginald Hargreeves. They disperse only to be united by the mysterious death of their adoptive father. Now, they must embark upon a deadly mission to save the world from impending doom while figuring out what they are capable of.
Following its 2019 release, the show garnered much praise from fans and critics, thanks to the talented cast ensemble, a brooding score, and its intriguing plot. After the utterly confusing conclusion of the second season, you must be waiting to catch the follow-up season with bated breath. If you are curious about the release date, cast, and potential storyline of the sophomore season, let us share with you what we know.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Release Date
‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 2 premiered in its entirety on July 31, 2020, on Netflix. The second season comprises ten episodes with runtimes ranging from 40 to 50 minutes per episode.
With regard to the third installment, let us have a look at the recent developments. Due to the show’s overwhelming popularity on Netflix, the renewal was just a matter of time. On November 10, 2020, months after the premiere of the sophomore season, Netflix greenlit the show for its third volume. The cast and crew went back to the set on February 7, 2021, and after more than six long months of filming, production finally wrapped up on August 28, 2021. The series creator Steve Blackman shared the exciting piece of news with fans.
With the revelation about the progress, fans are naturally excited to catch the upcoming season at the earliest. Still, looking at the development pattern of the previous seasons, it seems that the post-production chore will take up around eight months. If the design is repeated this time around, we expect ‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 3 to release sometime in Q2 2022.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Cast: Who is in it?
All of the central cast members are set to reprise their roles in the third round. Among the prominent actors who portray the Hargreeves siblings, we will see Elliot Page (Vanya Hargreeves/Number Seven), Tom Hopper (Luther Hargreeves/Number One), David Castañeda (Diego Hargreeves/Number Two), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Allison Hargreeves/Number Three), Robert Sheehan (Klaus Hargreeves/Number Four), and Aidan Gallagher (Five Hargreeves/Number Five). In addition, Justin H. Min will portray Ben Hargreeves as Number Six, a member of the Umbrella Academy, as well as his alternate version Sparrow Number Two.
Moreover, we will see some familiar faces as Ritu Arya (Lila Pitts), Jordan Claire Robbins (Grace), and Colm Feore (Sir Reginald Hargreeves/The Monocle) will reprise their respective roles. The finale of the second season gives us a glimpse of the Sparrow Academy. So, Justin Cornwell (Marcus), Britne Oldford (Fei), Genesis Rodriguez (Sloane), Cazzie David (Jayme), and Jake Epstein (Alphonso) will appear as members of the new squad in season 3. And let us not forget about the dread-inducing cube called Christopher.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Plot: What is it About?
In the final moments of the second season, we revisit the blackened day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The season escalates to another threat of a complete collapse, as Vanya underestimates her powers. However, prodigy Ben rises to the occasion and takes over the spirit of Vanya to calm her down. He has to pay a heavy price for the deed, and he seemingly departs from life shortly after. The anticipated apocalypse does not happen, but the squad enters an alternative timeline. Both Reginald and Ben are alive in the timeline, but the titular Umbrella Academy does not exist. In its place, we meet The Sparrow Academy, of which Ben is a member.
The criminal cliffhanger keeps the fans hooked for the upcoming season. The third installment will ostensibly pick the story up right from the aftermath of the previous season’s finale and put some burning questions to rest. It will introduce the members of the Sparrow Academy, and we may also see a confrontation between the original team of superhumans and their alien creator Reginald. We are yet to learn about the true intentions of Reginald and why he creates another academy. The team will probably try to return to their original timeline, but it would not be that easy.
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