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‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3: Everything We Know So Far


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The Umbrella Academy – Copyright. Universal Cable Productions

It was another phenomenal season of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix, and we’re already extremely excited to learn that the third season is happening. Sadly, we’ll have to wait until the end of 2021 or early 2022 for the next season. But if Klaus can remain three years sober and create a cult in that time, then you can wait patiently for The Umbrella Academy to return. We’ll be keeping track of everything related to season three including what to expect, the plot, casting news, and potential release dates.

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 phenom has gripped audiences around the world for the better part of a decade, it’s taken something special like The Umbrella Academy to add some much-needed freshness to the genre.


Has The Umbrella Academy been renewed for season three?

Official Renewal Status: Renewed (Last Updated: 09/12/2020) 

We knew for some time prior to the release of the second season that The Umbrella Academy was renewed for a third season. It soon became the world’s worst kept secret that The Umbrella Academy was being renewed at Netflix, and it was officially confirmed in November 2020.

It’s no surprise that The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a third season. The series is immensely popular amongst subscribers and was easily one of the best Originals to return in 2020.


When will The Umbrella Academy season three be on Netflix?

With news that filming is scheduled to begin in February, we aren’t expecting to see The Umbrella Academy return until Q1 or Q2 of 2022.


What to expect from The Umbrella Academy season three

The season two finale dropped some huge bombshells, leaving us with many questions for the third season.

The Sparrow Academy

Upon making their return to the future, The Umbrella Acadamy discovered some of the consequences of their actions in the past.

Sir Reginald is alive and well and reveals the shocking existence of The Sparrow Academy. Five figures, and a green glowing cube, appeared before The Umbrella Academy on the second floor of the library, only for the most shocking reveal of them all to appear, Ben Hargreeves is in fact alive and well, and doesn’t know who these “assholes” are.

Thanks to their meddling in Dallas, it’s clear that a new timeline has been created, one that doesn’t include the existence of The Umbrella Academy.

Without realizing it, The Umbrella Academy revealed to Sir Reginald his future self’s mistakes. With some limited knowledge prior to their birth in 1989, and to avoid making the same mistakes as before, Sir Reginald adopted different children. Ben was likely still adopted because his identity was never revealed during the events of “A Light Supper.”

In this new timeline, Ben is the new Number One.

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The Sparrow Academy – Copyright. Universal Cable Productions

Grown-up Harlan

Despite removing her powers from Harlan, at the end of the season, it was revealed that the young boy, at the very least, has telekinetic abilities.

Harlan in 2019 would be 64 years old, so he will have had decades of experience with his telekinetic abilities. It’s unlikely he would have forgotten Vanya, and the rest of The Umbrella Academy in that time.

Could Harlan be the next potential villain, or will he in fact be an ally to The Umbrella Academy?

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Harlan and Vanya have a special connection – Copyright. Universal Cable Productions

Where is Lila Pitts?

Star-crossed lover of Diego, Lila Pitts is easily the most powerful individual we’ve seen in the entire series so far. Lila was able to make her escape using one of The Commission’s briefcases to escape to an unknown period of time.

Lila only just discovered the truth about the death of her parents, so it’s highly plausible the next time we see her, she’ll be in the process of trying to save their lives. She’s in a very fragile state of mind, so if Lila isn’t careful her actions could have disastrous consequences.

If she fails in her attempt to stop Five, and The Handler from killing her parents, this could result in the existence of a new Handler.

It’s also highly likely that Lila will, at some point, try to reunite herself with Diego.

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Diego and Lila – Copyright. Universal Cable Productions

Alternate versions of The Umbrella Academy?

With Sir. Reginald choosing other children to adopt over the original members of The Umbrella Academy, it would mean in this new timeline there should be alternate versions of the Hargreeves children.

We know that Vanya was born in Russia, so unless Sir Reginald removed her from the country, her incredible and destructive power would be in the hands of the Kremlin. Likely lighting up the world stage with her violin prowess.

As for the remaining members of The Umbrella Academy, we’re not sure where they were born.

It’d be fun to see alternative versions of The Hargreeves, and further shocking secrets from the source material could yet be revealed.


Which cast members can we expect to make a return in The Umbrella Academy season three?

We can expect the following cast members to return in the third season of The Umbrella Academy:

Role Cast Member
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
Grace Jordan Claire Robbins
Pogo Adam Godley
Lila Pitts Ritu Arya

Fans of the series had been left wondering if Elliot Page, who recently came out as a trans-man, would continue to portray the role of Vanya Hargreeves. Almost immediately it was confirmed by Netflix that Elliot would continue to portray the role of Vanya Hargreeves in future seasons of The Umbrella Academy.

Since the announcement, Netflix has retroactively gone through all of the movies and TV series starring Elliot Page and updated the acting credits.

Casting News

At the time of writing there has been no casting news for The Umbrella Academy season three.


What is the production status of The Umbrella Academy season three?

Official Production Status: Filming scheduled (Last Updated: 09/12/2020)

As we previously discussed above, filming for the third season is reportedly scheduled to begin in February 2021. Preparation for the production of the third season reportedly began in October. Thanks to a follow-up report from ProductionWeekly, they are reporting that filming for The Umbrella Academy season three is scheduled to begin on February 8th, 2021, and end on August 17th, 2021.

Filming dates are always subject to change, so the dates above are not set in stone.

Thanks to an interview with showrunner Steve Blackman had with Indiewire in February 2019, we know it takes up to 18 months to produce each season of The Umbrella Academy.


Will the third season of The Umbrella Academy be the last?

Despite all the ongoing jokes about Netflix canceling shows before they make it to four seasons, we highly doubt they’ll be stopping the story at three seasons.

An 18-page-document has been given to showrunner Steve Blackman by comic co-creator Gerard Way.

If there are 18 pages of in-depth detail into the story, and characters, it suffices to say we’ll be seeing plenty more of The Umbrella Academy.


Are you excited for the third season of The Umbrella Academy? Let us know in the comments below!

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Updated: December 17, 2020 — 7:47 pm

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