The Umbrella Academy that premiered on February 15, 2019, on Netflix is based on comic books of the same name. The show currently has two seasons. Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy came out on July 31, 2020. In November 2020, Netflix announced the renewal of the series for Season 3.
Steve Blackman creates the series The Umbrella Academy. Gabriel Bá and Gerard Way, who wrote the comic book series, also serve as the Executive Producers and Jeremy Slater, Scott Stuber, Beau Bauman, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Peter Hoar, Jeff F. King, and Steve Blackman.
Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Universal Cable Productions are the production companies for the series. The streaming network for the show is Netflix.
Season 1 of The Umbrella Academy
The fantasy drama follows a group of superheroes born mysteriously on the same day to different mothers. The seven people were out of the 43 that 43 other women around the world birthed. The women had no symptoms of pregnancy until the time of labour.
The seven of those babies are adopted by a billionaire, Sir Reginald Hargreeves. He gives them numbers as names instead of actual words and creates a team of superheroes called The Umbrella Academy. They are all later given names by their robot mother Grace as Vanya, Luther, Allison, Klaus, Five, Diego, and Ben. Six of them showed their powers and were used by Reginald to fight crimes. But Vanya was kept apart because of her lack of superpowers.
As they all grow up, they drift apart only to reunite at Reginald’s funeral. It is revealed that Ben, one of the seven, is dead, and Number Five is missing for 16 years. Vanya is a violinist, Allison, an actress, Klaus is a drug addict, and Diego is on the verge of being a vigilante. Number Five comes back to his siblings, claiming he is from the future and fifty-eight, but he is still in the body of his 13-year-old self.
Number Five tries to warn all of them that an apocalypse is on its way to destroy everything. He says that it is only eight days away. While trying to warn everyone, he also tries to save himself from agents from the future trying to kill him.
Throughout the first season, the group faced several difficulties. They still leave behind Vanya, assuming she has not powered whatsoever. Vanya has formed a bond with a man, who is the man behind the apocalypse, as predicted by Number Five. All the siblings try to warn her about Leonard, the man who is hellbent on causing an apocalypse, but she refuses to believe anything they say.
Allison tries to tell her about the truth behind Leonard, but Vanya attacks her and slashes her throat with her newly found powers. She later discovers that a few people in the family were aware of her abilities but kept her in the dark due to the intensity of her powers. Finally, in the anger of finding out about the truth behind Leonard, she kills him and goes on to perform in a theatre, where all of her other siblings come and try to save the world but consumed by her dark powers, Vanya causes the apocalypse.
Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy
In the second season, with Five’s help, they all travel back to the past. But due to a glitch, they all end up in different times of the 1960s. A new trio of assassins is trying to kill the siblings, but the commission also has a plan.
All of them form new lives in the past and have people that they care about. However, Vanya has amnesia and has no memory of the future. Five tries to acquire another portal to travel into the end they are supposed to go to. An older version of Five has come and plans to stop the apocalypse, but it needs the younger one to die.
Five and Luther send him back and try to remind Vanya about her truth. A furious Vanya is once causing a disaster but is stopped when ghost Ben goes into her mind and helps her realize the truth about her stopping the apocalypse but causing another war. Ghost Ben is pulled into the afterlife.
The group finally finds a way to go back to their time; they have to leave behind all the people they had grown close to. When they return to their time, Reginald is still alive and has now formed another academy and adopted seven more. He called them the Sparrows and has a green cube for a member along with six other people. It also includes Ben, who is very much alive.
Season 3 details
In Season 3, we might see how the Umbrella academy and the Sparrow academy will face each other. Will they get together to save the world from evil things? Or become rivals and fight for their rights to be the primary superheroes. The fans expect to see some more of Ben as a different person from a different reality. The relationship between the umbrella siblings and Ben from the sparrows.
The Netflix Geeked Twitter page released the episode titles for ten episodes in Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy. Fans have been making theories about the possible hints towards the story by the episode titles. The episodes are titled as follows.
“Meet The Family”
“World’s Biggest Ball of Twine”
“Pocket Full of Lightning”
“Wedding at the End of the World”
The Cast and the Release Date
The cast for the show will remain almost the same for Season 3 and will include some new cast members as the Sparrows were introduced at the end of Season 2. Elliot Page will play the role of Vanya, and Tom Hopper plays Luther. Robert Sheehan will return as Klaus. Emmy Raver Lampman plays the role of Allison along with David Castañeda as Diego.
Source- GoogleJustin H Min, who played Ben in the past two seasons, will also be seen but only as a different character this time. He will be a part of The Sparrow academy instead of The Umbrella academy. Along with him, other sparrow academy members such as Justin Cornwell will play the role of Marcus. Britne Oldford plays Fei. Jake Epstein will be seen as Alphonso. Genesis Rodriguez can be seen as Sloane. Cazzie David will play the role of Jayme. The last member of the group will be a cube named Christopher.
Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy was announced in November 2020. There has been no official release date or a trailer for season 2. The season is still in production and might take more time to release. Considering the time gap between season 1 and season 2, the release of season 3 can be expected anytime around the beginning and mid-2022.