Netflix has renewed the fan-favorite, dysfunctional family science-fiction dark comedy, The Umbrella Academy, for a third season.
Behind the scenes, Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will return as Showrunner and Executive Producer. Joining him in Season 3 will be Jeff King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Jesse McKeown as Executive Producers. The season will consist of 10 episodes. The smaller number of episodes allows for tighter storytelling and no need for filler episodes that viewers see in many network series that can have as many as 22 episodes per season.
The entire cast that fans have gotten to know and love will reprise their roles in Season 3: Ellen Page (Vanya Hargreeves), Tom Hopper (Luther Hargreeves), David Castañeda (Diego Hargreeves), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Allison Hargreeves), Robert Sheehan (Klaus Hargreeves), Aidan Gallagher (Number Five), Justin H. Min (Ben Hargreeves), Ritu Arya (Lila Pitts), and Colm Feore (Reginald Hargreeves). Viewers can expect many new faces as well.
Season 3 will pick up where Season 2 concluded: the children saved the world, avoided being killed by Swedish assassins, and united the family. However, no good deed goes unpunished as they are catapulted into a time where there is a different Umbrella Academy and their father, Reginald Hargreeves, wants to destroy them. Season 3 promises to be even more fun than the previous two seasons.
Although Netflix has not announced a release date, the production of the new season is scheduled to begin in February of 2021. To learn more about The Umbrella Academy visit netflix.com/umbrellaacademy. If you want to continue this discussion, please join us on the FoCC Forum (click here).