Netflix Re-Ups With ‘Umbrella Academy’ For A Third Season
by Erik Amaya
The end of the world is postponed for another season.
Netflix announced on Tuesday that it has ordered a third year of The Umbrella Academy. Based on the comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, it tells the tale of seven children with super-poweres press-ganged by their adoptive father — himself an alien — to serve the planet as a superhero team. Twenty years later, they all suffer from varying degrees of teen star syndrome. They also face the impending end of the world, which they’ve manged to delay somewhat despite still reeling from their individual traumas.
Stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore are all set to return, as is showrunner Steve Blackman. Executive producers include Blackman, Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Jesse McKeown. Way and Bá will continue to serve as co-executive producers.
The third season will consist of ten episodes and being production this coming February in Toronto.