The Umbrella Academy Season 2, which was released around this time last year, and Season 3 is still in production as of July 2021. Here’s an updated guide to everything we know so far about the upcoming third season of one of the most popular Netflix series.
The Umbrella Academy is a Netflix Original superhero comedy-drama series created by Steve Blackman and based on the comics of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.
The superhero phenomenon has captivated audiences around the world for most of a decade, it has taken something special like it The Umbrella Academy to give the genre the much needed freshness.
Season 2 of the show was released on July 31, 2020 and has since received 4 Emmy nominations including Best Cinematography, Best Fantasy / Science Fiction Costumes, Sound Editing, and Special Visual Effects.
Has The Umbrella Academy extended for season 3?
Official renewal status: Renewed (last updated: 09/12/2020)
We knew that for some time before the second season was released The Umbrella Academy has been extended for a third season. It soon became the world’s worst kept secret that The Umbrella Academy was renewed at Netflix and officially confirmed in November 2020.
It’s no surprise that The Umbrella Academy has been extended for a third season. The series is immensely popular with subscribers and was for sure one of the best originals to return in 2020.
When will The Umbrella Academy Season 3 on Netflix?
With the news that filming is due to start in February, we don’t expect it to be seen The Umbrella Academy Return by spring or summer 2022.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Episode Title Revealed
During Netflix’s Geeked Week, writer and showrunner Steve Blackman gave us a glimpse into season three by revealing the episode titles.
- Episode 1 – Meet the Family
- Episode 2 – The largest ball of yarn in the world
- Episode 3 – Bags full of lightning
- Episode 4 – Ball Lightning
- Episode 5 – The warmest cut
- Episode 6 – Marigold
- Episode 7 – Goodbye
- Episode 8 – Wedding at the end of the world
- Episode 9 – Six Bells
- Episode 10 – Forgotten
– Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 8, 2021
What to expect from The Umbrella Academy season 3
The season two finale dropped some big bombs and left us with a lot of questions for season three.
The Sparrow Academy
After their return to the future The umbrella academy discovered some of the consequences of their actions in the past.
Safe and sound, Sir Reginald reveals the shocking existence of the Sparrow Academy. Five characters and a glowing green cube appeared outside the Umbrella Academy on the second floor of the library, just to make the most shocking revelation of all, Ben Hargreeves is actually alive and well and he doesn’t know who these “assholes” are are.
Thanks to their interference in Dallas, it is clear that a new timeline has been created that does not include the existence of the Umbrella Academy.
Without realizing it, the Umbrella Academy revealed to Sir Reginald the faults of his future self. With limited knowledge prior to her birth in 1989 and to avoid the same mistakes as before, Sir Reginald adopted several children. Ben was likely still being adopted because his identity was never revealed during the events of “A Light Supper”.
In this new timeline, Ben is the new number one.
Despite having drained her powers from Harlan, it turned out at the end of the season that the boy has at least telekinetic skills.
Harlan would be 64 years old in 2019, so he has decades of experience with his telekinetic skills. It is unlikely that he would have forgotten Vanya and the rest of the Umbrella Academy during this time.
Could Harlan be the next potential villain, or will he actually become an ally of the Umbrella Academy?
Where’s Lila Pitts?
Diego’s lover, Lila Pitts is by far the most powerful person we’ve seen in the entire series to date. Lila was able to flee to an unknown time with a briefcase from the commission.
Lila has only just found out the truth about her parents’ death, so it is very plausible that the next time we see her she will be about to save her life. She is in a very fragile state of mind, so if Lila isn’t careful, her actions could be disastrous.
If their attempt to stop Five and The Handler from killing their parents fails, it could lead to the existence of a new handler.
It’s also very likely that Lila will try to reunite with Diego at some point.
Alternative versions of the Umbrella Academy?
With Mr. Reginald chooses other children to adopt in place of the original Umbrella Academy members. This would mean that there should be alternate versions of the Hargreeves children in this new timeline.
We know Vanya was born in Russia, so her incredible and destructive power would be in the hands of the Kremlin if Sir Reginald didn’t remove her from the country. She probably lights up the world stage with her violin skills.
As for the remaining members of the Umbrella Academy, we don’t know where they were born.
The Hargreeves would be fun to see alternate versions of, and more shocking secrets from the source material could still be unlocked.
Which actors can we expect to return? The Umbrella Academy Season 3?
We can expect the following cast members to return in season three of The Umbrella Academy:
|Vanya Hargreeves||Elliot page|
|Luther Hargreeves||Tom Hopper|
|Diego Hargreeves||David Castañeda|
|Allison Hargreeves||Emmy Raver-Lampman|
|Klaus Hargreeves||Robert Sheehan|
|number five||Aidan Gallagher|
|Ben Hargreeves||Justin H. Min|
|Sir Reginald Hargreeves||Colm Feore|
|Gracefulness||Jordan Claire Robbins|
|Purple Pitts||Ritu Arya|
Fans of the series had wondered if Elliot Page, who recently appeared as a trans man, would continue to play the role of Vanya Hargreeves. Almost immediately, it was confirmed by Netflix that Elliot would continue to play the role of Vanya Hargreeves in future seasons of The Umbrella Academy.
Since the announcement, Netflix has retrospectively reviewed all of Elliot Page’s movies and TV series and updated acting credits.
In January 2021 we got our first official auditions, mostly for those who will be in the Sparrow family.
“Justin Cornwell is MARCUS (Sparrow # 1) – a naturally born leader who exudes confidence and holds the family together, who is as charming as he is chiseled and colossal.
Justin H. Min is BEN (Sparrow # 2), but not the one we know. This Ben is scheming, tactical and vicious, determined to achieve his status as a leader.
Britne Oldford is FEI (Sparow # 3) sees the world in a special way. She’s usually the smartest person in the room and ready to negotiate – but once you cross her there is no going back.
Jake Epstein is ALPHONSO (Sparow # 4), a scarred crime fighter with a biting and biting sense of humor who enjoys verbally abusing his enemies much the same way he enjoys a good pizza and a six-pack of beer.
Genesis Rodriguez is SLOANE (Sparrow # 5), a romantic dreamer eager to see the world beyond academia. Although she feels attached to her family, Sloane has plans of her own … and she could just act on them.
Cazzie David is JAYME (Sparrow # 6), a loner with a terrifying growl that you should avoid at all costs. She doesn’t say much because she doesn’t have to.
EXISTENTIAL DREAD INDUCING PSYKRONIUM CUBE is CHRISTOPHER (Sparow # 7), a telekinetic cube that can make the room ice cold and trigger paralyzing fear without warning. The trustworthy, loyal oracle of the Sparrows is treated like just another sibling. “
What is the production status of The Umbrella Academy Season 3?
Official production status: shooting (last updated: 07/17/2021)
As mentioned earlier, filming for the third season reportedly began in February 2021. Preparations for filming reportedly began as early as October 2020. A follow-up report from ProductionWeekly confirmed that filming would begin on February 8, 2021.
Elliot Page was the first to confirm that production had started. On February 16, he posted a picture on Instagram with the caption “Omg we’re back”.
Filming will take several months and is expected to end on August 17, 2021.
Between the occupations, there was a table reading between the occupations on Zoom on February 5. Steve Blackman’s Instagram account revealed that filming began on February 7th.
On January 31st, Justin H Min tweeted a first look at some of the Sparrow Academy as they donned tracksuits with the Sparrow logo on them.
let the games begin. 🐦x☂️ pic.twitter.com/afItQt1v4O
— Justin H. Min (@justinhmin) January 31, 2021
Thanks to an interview with showrunner Steve Blackman with Indiewire in February 2019, we know that the production of every season of. lasts up to 18 months The Umbrella Academy.
The show will still be filmed from July 2021, with some excellent snaps and videos of them, including the Court Street movie embedded underneath.
– justhepangster (@justhepangster) July 16, 2021
We’re finishing the third season of the Umbrella Academy. It was great working with the cast and the new ones pic.twitter.com/w6RMcAyq2p
– Eric Cruz (@ EricCru59590641) July 6, 2021
Will be the third season of The Umbrella Academy be the last?
Despite all the lingering jokes about Netflix canceling shows before they make it in four seasons, we strongly doubt they’ll stop the story at 3 seasons.
An 18-page document was given to showrunner Steve Blackman by comic co-creator Gerard Way.
When the story and characters are detailed on 18 pages, suffice it to say that we will see many more of them The Umbrella Academy.
Our friends at The Vulcan Reporter reported that Season 4 is in active development and is on the way to be renewed.
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