The Umbrella Academy season 3: Release date, cast, spoilers and news

31 July 2020, 17:24 | Updated: 31 July 2020, 17:26

By Sam Prance

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 is finally out 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.

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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?

The Umbrella Academy season 3: Release date, cast, trailer, news etc.
The Umbrella Academy season 3: Release date, cast, trailer, news etc. Picture: Netflix

Will there be an Umbrella Academy season 3?

As it stands, Netflix haven't revealed whether or not there will be a third season of The Umbrella Academy. That's not a bad sign though. Netflix often wait up to two months before renewing their shows no matter how popular they are. Whether or not Netflix choose to renew The Umbrella Academy should become clear in the coming weeks.

Given that the first season was one of the biggest Netflix shows of 2019, we imagine that the video streaming platform will be eager to make season 3.

When is The Umbrella Academy season 3 release date?

Seeing as The Umbrella Academy hasn't officially been renewed for a third season just yet, 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.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for The Umbrella Academy season 2. Read at your own risk!

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The Umbrella Academy season 3: Release date, cast, trailer, news etc. (2). Picture: Netflix

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?

While nothing's been announced yet, it seems likely 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.

Colm Feore (Sir Reginald), Jordan Claire Robbins (Grace) will likely return possibly Adam Godley (as a now-alive Pogo). We should also get to meet The Sparrow Academy, although it's currently unknown who will be part of it.

Elsewhere we think Ritu Arya (Lila) will appear again and 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.