Season 2 of Umbrella Academy has ended, and we are already very pleased to know that the series has already been renewed for season 3. Unfortunately, we will have to wait until the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022 for the next season. We’ll be tracking everything related to Season 3, including what to expect, storyline, casting news, and possible release date.
Umbrella Academy is a Netflix series created by Steve Blackman based on the comics of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. The superhero phenomenon has captured audiences around the world for most of the decade, and it took something special like Umbrella Academy to add much-needed freshness to the genre.
Umbrella Academy Renewed for Season 3
Sometime before the release of the second season, it was already known that Umbrella Academy had been extended for a third season. These rumors were soon officially confirmed by Netflix in November 2020.
Unsurprisingly, Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a third season. The series is hugely popular with viewers and easily became one of the best TV series in 2020.
Season 3 production
Filming for the third season is reportedly set to begin in February 2021. Preparations for filming the third season began in October. Thanks to a follow-up report from ProductionWeekly, they revealed that filming for the third season of Umbrella Academy is set to begin on February 8, 2021, and end on August 17, 2021. Filming dates are always subject to change, so the dates shown above depending on the coronavirus situation.
Through an interview with showrunner Steve Blackman on Indiewire in February 2019, we know it takes up to 18 months to create each season of Umbrella Academy.
Umbrella Academy season 3 release date
Given the news that filming is scheduled for February, we do not expect Umbrella Academy Season 3 to release in late 2021, most likely we will see new episodes in the first or second quarter of 2022.
What to expect from season 3
The finale of the second season made a huge impression on us, leaving us many questions about the third season.
Returning to the future, the Academy discovered some of the consequences of its actions in the past. Sir Reginald is alive and well and reveals the shocking existence of the Sparrow Academy. Five figures and a green glowing cube appeared in front of Umbrella Academy on the second floor of the library, for the heroes to know that Ben Hargreaves is alive and well.
Through their intervention in Dallas, it became clear that a new timeline had been created that did not include the existence of Umbrella Academy.
Without realizing it, Umbrella Academy revealed to Sir Reginald the mistakes of his future self. With some limited knowledge before his birth in 1989, Sir Reginald adopted different children to avoid making the same mistakes as before. Ben was probably still adopted because his identity was never revealed during the events of the “dinner”. In this new timeline, Ben is the new number one.
Even though Harlan lost his powers, it was revealed at the end of the season that the boy at least possesses telekinetic powers.
Harlan will be 64 in 2019, so he will have ten years of experience working with his telekinetic abilities. It is unlikely that he would have forgotten during this time Vanya and the rest of the staff of the Umbrella Academy. Could Harlan be the next potential villain, or will he become an ally of Umbrella Academy?
Where is Layla Pitts?
Diego’s lover, Laila Pitts, is by far the most influential person we’ve seen on the entire series so far. Laila was able to escape during an unknown time.
Laila just found out the truth about her parents’ deaths, so it is very likely that the next time we see her, she will be in the process of trying to save their lives. She is in a very fragile state of mind, so if Lila is not careful, her actions could be disastrous.
If she fails in her attempt to stop the Fifth and Tamer from killing her parents, it could lead to the emergence of a new Handler. It is also highly likely that Laila will try to reunite with Diego at some point.
Alternate versions of Umbrella Academy?
Reginald chooses other children to adopt rather than the original members of Umbrell Academy, which would mean that there should be alternate versions of Hargreaves’ children in this new timeline.
We know that Vanya was born in Russia, so if Sir Reginald doesn’t take her out of the country, her incredible and destructive power will be in the hands of the Kremlin.
As for the rest of the Umbrella Academy members, we don’t know where they were born. It would be fun to see alternate versions of Hargreaves, and further shocking secrets may yet be revealed.
Which actors will return for season 3?
It is already known that we will also see all the main characters in the new season.
Fans of the show wondered if Elliot Page , who recently acted as a transgender and asked to be treated as a man, would continue to play the role of Wani Hargreaves. Almost immediately, Netflix confirmed that Elliot would continue to portray the role of Vanya in future seasons of Umbrella Academy.
Will there be new actors? So far, as of this writing, there has been no casting news for the third season of Umbrella Academy.