The Umbrella Academy season 3: Release date, cast, spoilers and news
10 November 2020, 16:39 | Updated: 10 November 2020, 16:49
Will there be an Umbrella Academy season 3 on Netflix? Here's everything you need to know about the future of the show.
The Umbrella Academy season 2 was only released in the summer of 2020 but fans are already desperate to see a third season of the iconic Netflix show.
As soon as Netflix announced that they were adapting The Umbrella Academy for television, people were excited to see how the comic series would translate on screen. Season 1 was a huge success with audiences all around the world falling in love with the Hargreeves siblings and their superhero antics. Now, season 2 is receiving widespread praise from fans and critics.
Naturally, demand for The Umbrella Academy season 3 is already massive. With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about the third season, including the release date, cast, trailer, spoilers and exciting news about what's to come.
When does The Umbrella Academy season 3 come out on Netflix?
Will there be an Umbrella Academy season 3?
Yes. Netflix have finally confirmed that there will be a third season of The Umbrella Academy. Taking to Twitter (Nov 10), the official Umbrella Academy account tweeted: "Oh my god! We're back! Again! It's official. Production for S3 of The Umbrella Academy begins in February."
According to the press release, the season three order includes 10 one-hour episodes. Bring it on!
Oh my god! We're back! Again! It's official. Production for S3 of The Umbrella Academy begins in February pic.twitter.com/tZxyezzCOc— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) November 10, 2020
When is The Umbrella Academy season 3 release date?
There's no release date for now. Netflix often wait until weeks before dropping shows to announce when they will come out so we likely won't know when season 3 is coming until 2021.
There were 18 months between the first two seasons of The Umbrella Academy though so we think that season 3 will drop at the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022, depending on how the coronavirus pandemic affects filming.
WARNING: Spoilers ahead for The Umbrella Academy season 2. Read at your own risk!
What will happen in The Umbrella Academy season 3?
The Umbrella Academy season 2 ends with a big cliffhanger. The Hargreeves siblings have managed to stop the apocalypse in the 1960s and travel back to the present day. However, things have completely changed. When they return to their home they find out that The Umbrella Academy as they know it does not exist. It's The Sparrow Academy instead.
We likely won't find out the specifics until season 3 but it looks like Sir Reginald Hargreeves has recruited a different set of superhero siblings. There's a catch though, Ben is part of The Sparrow Academy and he is alive but he is not the Ben we know. After meeting The Umbrella Academy back in time, did Sir Reginald purposefully change the future?
We imagine that season 3 will introduce us to the new Sparrow Academy members while the Umbrella Academy members try to either adapt to their new future or change things back.
Speaking about the upcoming comic, which season 3 will likely borrow from, Gerard Way told Forbes: "[It] deals with a very big reveal in the Umbrella Academy universe, something that had been secret for a long time, and our siblings learn a lot about what was happening behind the scenes, as well as discovering the true nature of some characters that have been with them since the beginning."
He added: "The series finally starts to answer the question: 'What about the other babies born on that day, in that moment?' The Umbrella Academy siblings are not alone in the world anymore."
Oh and then there's the fact that Lila is still alive. Could she return in season 3? Could she even be a member of The Sparrow Academy? We can't wait to find out.
Also knowing The Umbrella Academy, it's possible that The Handler isn't dead after all.
Who will be in The Umbrella Academy season 3 cast?
Netflix have confirmed that all of the Hargreeves siblings will be back. Ellen Page (Vanya), Tom Hopper (Luther), David Castañeda (Diego), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Allison), Robert Sheehan (Klaus), Aidan Gallagher (Number Five) and Justin H. Min (Ben) are all integral to the series and will return for more.
It's also been revealed that Colm Feore (Sir Reginald) and Ritu Arya (Lila) will appear again. Elsewhere we hope that Jordan Claire Robbins (Grace) and Adam Godley (as a now-alive Pogo) will feature. We should also get to meet The Sparrow Academy, although it's currently unknown who will be in it.
Finally, we have our fingers crossed that Kate Walsh will come back (from the dead) as our favourite villain The Handler to cause more mayhem, alongside other familiar faces.
Is there a The Umbrella Academy season 3 trailer yet?
There's no Umbrella Academy season 3 trailer at the moment. However, we shall update you as soon as there is.