Netflix’s adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s comics has released season 3. Here’s everything we know about The Umbrella Academy season 4.
With The Umbrella Academy season 3 releasing in full on Netflix, here’s everything that we know about The Umbrella Academy season 4. Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy is adapting the graphic novels by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. Returning for season 3 two years after season 2 was released, The Umbrella Academy leaves off on a cliffhanger ending that has become almost expected from the series.
The Umbrella Academy season 1 saw the Umbrella Academy trying to prevent the moon from destroying the world. Season 2 saw the siblings stuck in the 1960s as the risk of nuclear war loomed and they had to ensure that JFK was assassinated. So season 3’s plot line about meeting their doppelgangers, the Sparrow Academy, and attempting to save the universe from the Kugelblitz was strangely on-brand for the series.
While they weren’t able to stop the Kugelblitz from destroying the universe and the timeline, the heroes were able to get to Oblivion. There, they were able to restart the universe but this time largely to Reginald Hargreeves’ plans. With Hargreeves now the head of a massive business empire and the siblings deprived of their powers, season 3 ends on another major cliffhanger, so what will happen in The Umbrella Academy season 4?
Has Umbrella Academy Season 4 Been Confirmed?
While The Umbrella Academy season 4 has not been officially confirmed by Netflix, there are rumors that they may have already greenlit the series behind the scenes. With Stranger Things set to end with season 5 and The Umbrella Academy being one of Netflix’s biggest shows, it seems unlikely that the streaming service will pass on a season 4. This is supported by the clear set up for another season in the closing moments of The Umbrella Academy season 3.
What Will Umbrella Academy Season 4 Be About?
While The Umbrella Academy TV series has never held itself too closely to its comic book source material, the graphic novels have tended to provide a hint for what the next season of the show might explore. The Umbrella Academy season 1 adapted the first storyline, “The Apocalypse Suite,” season 2 adapted “Dallas,” and season 3 took some elements from the third storyline “Hotel Oblivion.” However, the fourth storyline has not yet been published, and as it is set to be called “The Sparrow Academy,” it is reasonable to thing that season 3 already drew on that material while working with Gerard Way. This leaves The Umbrella Academy season 4’s story in unexplored territory. The Umbrella Academy season 4 will be working on fresh material and is likely to deal with the siblings needing to reacquire their powers, facing new doppelgangers (as hinted with the appearance of Ben in the post-credits scene), and living in a world run by Reginald Hargreeves. .
Which Characters Can Return For Umbrella Academy Season 4?
Most of the siblings are guaranteed to return for The Umbrella Academy season 4, with Luther, Diego, Klaus, Five, Sparrow-Ben, Viktor, and Lila all in the new reality and heading off on their own journeys. Reginald Hargreeves himself can be expected to return as well. It’s currently unclear whether the rest of the Sparrow Academy might reappear in The Umbrella Academy season 4 as their deaths may not be permanent and Sloane’s absence is unexplained. Perhaps the biggest question mark hangs over Allison who might have moved on with her new life away from powers, or could even be dead and now residing in an afterlife.
When Will Umbrella Academy Season 4 Release On Netflix?
There is no official release date for The Umbrella Academy season 4 at this point, and predicting one becomes tricky because season 3 was delayed by COVID. However, as season 2 released in July 2020 and The Umbrella Academy season 3 dropped in June 2022, it seems likely that The Umbrella Academy season 4 will also release in the summer. While it could be that the next season will arrive in summer 2023, that would be a fast turnaround for such an involved show if they have not already started filming, so it is quite likely that The Umbrella Academy season 4 will not release until summer 2024.
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