The word is out! Streaming giant Netflix has just released an announcement officially renewing one of its most popular series, The Umbrella Academy for a highly-anticipated third season.
The cast set to reprise their roles in the new season of ten one-hour episodes include Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore. Coming back as showrunner and executive producer is Steve Blackman joined by Jeff F. King (EP/D), Mike Richardson (EP), Keith Goldberg (EP), Jesse McKeown (EP), Gerard Way (Co-EP), and Gabriel Bá (Co-EP). The new season is slated to commence production in February 2021 in Toronto.
Produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group for the streaming powerhouse, The Umbrella Academy, is a well-received live-action superhero series derived from the Dark Horse Comics penned by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. In 2019, the series was reportedly the third most-watched series found in Netflix’ library of original content. Season two was released in July 31 of 2019 leading the the service’s streaming roster.
In its second season, Five’s warning to his family proved to be correct that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. This led the siblings to jump back in time in and around Dallas, Texas with over a three year period.
Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which – spoiler alert! – turns out is an aftermath to the group’s disruption of the timeline.
Now, the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite and solve hat caused doomsday to put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. Talk about a tangled web of events.