Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy is almost here, and we’ve finally gotten our hands on the first trailer to get us excited.
We couldn’t be more excited for the brand new episodes to drop on Netflix, with surprising changes promised and plenty of teasers to whet our appetites. And we didn’t even need any of that to pique our interest because, wow, what a ride season two was!
Five made sure his siblings weren’t blitzed to pulp by the apocalypse in season one by transporting himself and them through time and space to the 1960s… right into the path of another apocalypse.
The Umbrella Academy season 3 release date
Season three of The Umbrella Academy will premiere on Netflix on June 22, hopefully answering some of the burning questions that have plagued us since season two’s shocking ending in 2020.
Ten new episodes are on their way for our viewing pleasure. Season three filming wrapped a while ago, but given how important special effects are to this show, it’s not surprising that the wait has been so long.
The Umbrella Academy season 3 Trailer
The Umbrella Academy season 3 Cast
Season 3’s cast was announced in March 2022, with Euphoria’s Javon Walton joining the cast. “I heard a rumor… that Javon Walton will be joining the cast of Umbrella Academy Season 3 — and I’m delighted to confirm that it is true!” Netflix tweeted from its official account. Details on who Walton will play for and how he will fit into the season remain unknown.
A slew of new cast members has been announced for Season 3, including the new Sparrow Academy from the alternate universe in which the Umbrella Academy landed at the end of Season 2. Marcus will be played by Justin Cromwell (I Am the Night), Fei by Britne Oldford (Hunters), Sloane by Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time), Jayme by Cazzie David, and Alphonso by Jake Epstein (Degrassi: The Next Generation). According to Netflix, Christopher, one of the Sparrows, will be played by a “existential dread-inducing-psykronium cube.” “Christopher is a telekinetic cube of unknown origin,” according to the character description. “He has the ability to freeze the room and induce paralyzing fear.” That should be fascinating.
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In this universe, Justin H. Min will play a different version of his character, Ben, who will lead the Sparrows team.
Of course, all of the series’ main characters will return in Umbrella Academy Season 3. Tom Hopper reprises his role as Luther, with David Castaeda as Diego, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison, Robert Sheehan as Klaus, and Aiden Gallagher as Five.
Elliot Page, who plays Viktor Hargreeves, also returns this season. Viktor is a transgender man, and his transition will be featured in Season 3. On March 29, the actor announced his character’s new name on social media with an attached image from Season 3 and the simple caption “Meet Viktor Hargreeves.” The official Umbrella Academy Twitter account retweeted Page’s tweet, adding the caption “Number 7 Viktor Hargreeves.”
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The Umbrella Academy season 3 plot
Creator Steve Blackman has stated that the series is “wilder, bigger, and zanier” than ever before, shortly before it was confirmed that the series will increase its violent content, becoming TV-MA (Mature Audiences) for the first time.
According to the TV Parental Guidelines, this new rating (which replaces the TV-14 label for the first two seasons) means Netflix’s series is now officially “unsuitable for children under 17” because it may contain “crude indecent language, explicit sexual activity, or graphic violence.”
So… brace yourself for chaos.
“I believe our emotional stories about this dysfunctional family are just adding to it. This year, the family is in for some big surprises “said Blackman. “There are some amazing changes that people will love to dig into, and there’s a lot of growth for this family this year in ways that people will not expect.”
One of these pivotal moments has already been revealed, with Elliot Page confirming that his character, Vanya, will come out as transgender and take the name Viktor, mirroring the actor’s own transition.
But we won’t know how Viktor’s transformation will play out on screen until the comic book show’s new episodes air this summer.
The Umbrella Academy enjoys catching viewers off guard with unexpected twists and turns. According to Page, the cast is frequently taken aback by the slew of significant developments that occur along the way.
We’re led to believe that The Handler is dead at the end of season two and that the Commission, free of her iron grip, will undergo much-needed reform. But, as we previously stated, we wouldn’t be surprised if she reappeared in another fabulous pair of heels with a bigger and better plan up her sleeve.
Where to Watch
Umbrella Academy’s first two seasons are now available on Netflix.