The wait is almost over! After nearly two years, The Umbrella Academy Season 3 is just around the corner — and there are lots of things to be excited about this time around.
Based on Gerard Way’s antihero comic of the same name, The Umbrella Academy first premiered on Netflix in early 2019 to critical acclaim. Season 2 of the show arrived in the summer of 2020 and got even more accolades, racking up four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode, and Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes. (Season 1 also scored two nods, for the record.)
The show has a large, devoted, and diverse fanbase, and if you're one of the fans who's been anticipating season 3 ever since the drop of season 2, this post is for you. Below, we've rounded up everything we know about The Umbrella Academy Season 3 including episode titles, character details, and a release date.
Is there a trailer for The Umbrella Academy Season 3?
Yes! Netflix unveiled the official, full-length trailer for The Umbrella Academy Season 3 on May 19, 2022. In it, Number Five explains what's going on with the Sparrow Academy and the alternate timeline (and alternate selves) introduced in season 2.
“When we jumped here, we created a time paradox. Our little paradox brought forth the freaking Kugelblitz,” he explains before giving us the official translation: “Essentially, we're screwed.” There's a lot going on. Better watch for yourself below:
What character will Elliot Page play in The Umbrella Academy Season 3?
Ever since actor Elliot Page came out as transgender back in December 2020, many fans had been wondering about the fate of his character on The Umbrella Academy. Now, the actor has a shared a special announcement about his character, dissipating any doubts about his return to the show.
On March 29, Elliot himself took to both Twitter and Instagram to introduce audiences to Viktor Hargreeves, sharing a first-look image from season 3 of Viktor seated at a diner with his sister, Allison Hargreeves (played by Emmy Raver-Lampman).
On Twitter, Netflix retweeted Elliot’s post, writing: “Welcome to the family, Viktor — we’re so happy you’re here.”
When was The Umbrella Academy Season 3 announced?
Netflix announced that The Umbrella Academy had been renewed for a third season back in November 2020.
Who will be in The Umbrella Academy Season 3?
Aside from Elliot as Viktor, all the series regulars are set to return for season 3. So that would be Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves, David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves, Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, Justin H. Min as Ben Hargreeves, Ritu Arya as Lila Pitts, and Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves.
Season 3 will also introduce an entirely new set of characters with the arrival of the Sparrow Academy… but more on them below.
Are there any first-look photos?
On May 3, Netflix released a slew of first-look photos from Season 3 (included in this post), giving fans their first official peek at what the new season could hold.
Below, we get closer looks at the Sparrow Academy, more stills of Elliot Page's character Viktor, and also peep a new addition to the cast that you might recognize — Euphoria's Javon Walton, who became one of the show's Season 2 breakout stars for his portrayal of Fezco's little brother Ashtray. According to Netflix, Javon plays a brand new character named Stan. 15-year-old Javon, who Euphoria fans are used to seeing with multiple face tats and a scowl, looks almost unrecognizable in the new TUA pic.
Wait, but who is the Sparrow Academy?
We're getting there! On February 15, The Umbrella Academy released a thread of seven main character posters for the upcoming season from their official Twitter account. The promotional photos depict Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Viktor, and Season 2's Lila each holding a tattered version of the TUA's iconic black 'brelly with bird shadows looming over them.
ScreenRant notes this detail could forebode the new tensions between the Umbrella Academy and the Sparrow Academy, their superpowered counterparts (er, more like replacements) from an alternate timeline who were introduced at the very end of Season 2.
Back in January, the character posters for the Sparrow Academy were also released, giving fans a first — and very brief — look at the mysterious new set of characters.
The Sparrows consist of Marcus (played by Justin Cornwell), a more sinister version of Ben (Justin H. Min), Fei (Britne Oldford), Alphonso (Jake Epstein), Sloane (Genesis Rodriguez), Jayme (Cazzie David), and Christopher… a floating, telekinetic cube that's treated equally, like any of the other siblings.
When is The Umbrella Academy Season 3 coming out?
On March 13, Netflix officially confirmed that season 3 of The Umbrella Academy would be released on June 22, 2022.
Where can I watch The Umbrella Academy Season 3?
The Steve Blackman-led series is a Netflix original, so you can only watch the new season of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix worldwide!
What will happen during The Umbrella Academy season 3?
The short answer? We don’t really know.
The long answer? Well, Netflix's synopsis for the season does make way for theories, like part of the season taking place at the third volume of the comics' eerie locale, the Hotel Oblivion.
Here is the Netflix synopsis in full:
“After putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them. Enter the Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns. Navigating challenges, losses, and surprises of their own – and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the Universe (something they may have caused) — now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong. Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?”
How many episodes will The Umbrella Academy Season 3 have?
The Umbrella Academy's season 3 will feature ten episodes, just like seasons 1 and 2, and we already know their titles. During Netflix Geeked Week in 2021, the streamer unveiled the titles of all upcoming episodes for season 3, as follows:
- “Meet the Family”
- “The World’s Biggest Ball of Twine”
- “Pocket Full of Lightning”
- “The Kindest Cut”
- “Auf Wiedersehen”
- “Wedding at the End of the World”
- “Sixt Bells”
Do with those what you may!
Are there any more trailers for The Umbrella Academy Season 3?
Kinda. Previously, we had gotten two 14-second teasers — one animated video revealing that the show would be released in 2022, and a more recent video that shows a tense clip of the Sparrows and the original Hargreeves siblings coming face-to-face, seemingly for a fight. Right before things come to a head, text appears on-screen announcing the show's exact release date and this ominous message: “The Sparrows have landed."
We will keep updating this post as we learn more about The Umbrella Academy Season 3.
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