The Umbrella Academy on Netflix is one of the most fun shows out there right now. The comic book series adaptation that leans heavily onto time travel is engaging, enjoyable, and totally immersive. With two successful seasons behind them, their fate was kind of up in the air the last few months after the season 2 finale. Netflix now finally confirms The Umbrella Academy season 3 renewal, along with when the show will start shooting.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Has To Continue The Story
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The Umbrella Academy is very much like X-Men, but a lot more dysfunctional. With orphans born on the same day, raised to be superheroes, their respective childhood traumas create wholly unique individuals. How these grown characters, estranged from one another, have to become a family again to save the world, is basically the larger story of The Umbrella Academy.
Season 1 introduced us to these characters, along with their backstory. The first season ends with the group jumping into the past, to avoid a apocalypse in the future. But season 2 saw the characters scattered throughout the 60s, having to find their way to each other again. Season 2 also ended in a cliffhanger, as the present they returned to, was very different.
How The Story Will Continue In The Umbrella Academy Season 3
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Note: I’ll be discussing some spoilers from The Umbrella Academy season 2 in this section. So read on at your own risk.
The Umbrella Academy is very much a show reliant on cliffhangers. But the writers are always able to surprise us and take the story to very unexpected places. You never really see anything coming in Umbrella Academy, which is one of the reasons the show is so fun. The season 2 cliffhanger returned the characters to their home in the present, having survived the apocalypse. But all was not well.
Firstly, their dad, who died beginning of season 1, was all of a sudden alive and expecting them. But more importantly, the house seems occupied by a different superhero family, The Sparrow Academy, led by their dead brother. And oddly enough, he didn’t seem to recognize them at all.
The repercussions of the cliffhanger are so many that even months after season 2, my head hurts. The family does interact with their father in the ’60s, so they could have easily changed the present because of everything they revealed to him in the past. Ben, the deceased ghost-brother being alive could also be a ripple of that interaction. But everything else is a shocker. Maybe their dad specifically adopted other kids, knowing how dysfunctionally they themselves turn out, having seen them in the 60s? However, the Sparrow clues also hard to ignore.
The Plot Threads Left Open-Ended From Season 2
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At the end of season 2, a young boy that Vanya interacted with, seemingly had some of her powers still within him. The boy in question, who would be fully grown in the present, was last seen levitating a wooden Sparrow. The Sparrow, or bird imagery, is also an easter egg littered throughout season 2. So it stands to reason that the young boy has something to do with this altered present. Or that this new family consists of some of the other orphans born on the same day as our titular Umbrella Academy heroes. I guess only time will tell, and until then, I’ll just have to deal with painkillers.
According to Deadline, The Umbrella Academy season 3 confirmation also comes with news that the show will start production in February 2021 in Toronto. No official confirmation on the season 3 release date.
Season 1 and 2 of The Umbrella Academy is now streaming on Netflix.
So are you excited for the season 3 return of The Umbrella Academy? Let me know in the comments below.
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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at BlankPageBeatdown.com or on Twitter @theshahshahid.