Monday, June 10, 2024

Netflix Renews Umbrella Academy for Fourth and Final Season

Netflix has renewed The Umbrella Academy, a superhero series that’s based on Gerard Way’s comics, for a fourth and final season. The show’s creator, Steve Blackman, said in a statement that “[he’s] so excited that the fans of [the series] will be able to experience the fitting end to the Hargreaves siblings’ journey”. He also teased that they have “an amazing story” planned for season four—one that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

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The Umbrella Academy — Viktor (formerly Vanya), Number Five, Allison Luthor, Diego, and Klaus

Cast members Elliot Page, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Tom Hopper, Justin H. Min, David Castaneda, Colm Feore, and Ritu Area are all set to return for the final season. Blackman will also be back as the executive producer and showrunner. Keith Goldberg, Beau Bauman, Scott Stuber, and Mike Richardson will also serve as executive producers on the show.

Season three of The Umbrella Academy, which was released on Netflix on June 22, 2022, ended with the newly created black hole aka ‘kugelblitz’ devouring the world as we know it. Sir Reginald, the siblings’ father, attempted to reprogram the universe before it was completely gone but was ultimately interrupted by Allison. The remaining Sparrow and Umbrella Academy siblings were subsequently transported to a half-formed world, one where they no longer have superpowers.

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Steve Blackman is the show runner of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, which is based on a comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way

Blackman had previously revealed that his original vision of the show spanned four seasons and that “[he] has what [he] thinks is an end to the TV show” though Netflix may want more seasons.

The show, which premiered on February 15, 2019, centers around a family of adopted siblings, all of whom possess powers; they reunite following their father’s mysterious death and shortly afterward learn about an imminent apocalypse. The first season was watched by 45 million households within the first month, making it the most-streamed show of the year. That same month, Netflix renewed it for a second season, which came out on July 31, 2020.  Then in November 2020, it was renewed for a third season, which was released this past June.

All three seasons have garnered praise from critics and the show has received a number of accolades including six Primetime Emmy Award nominations,  three People’s Choice Award nominations, four Saturn Award nominations, and a Teen Choice Award.

Brooke Carter
Brooke Carter
Freelance writer who loves dogs and anything related to Japanese culture.


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