Warning: This story contains major spoilers about The Umbrella Academy season 3
Ever since its inception in 2019, Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy has had sci-fi superhero fans in a glorified chokehold. The release of season three was unsurprisingly big, so big in fact that it nearly knocked Stranger Things from its number one spot on the streaming platform.
But what makes it so good? The suspense-filled action scenes certainly play a part, but then there’s also the softer plotlines of love and friendships—essentially it’s the perfect mix of drama, action and feel-good, and understandably, everyone wants more.
Now that season three has come to an end (and with a major cliff-hanger at that), fans are curious as to what season four will entail.
Below, everything we know (so far) about The Umbrella Academy‘s fourth season.
Will there be a season four?
Yes! On August 24, Netflix announced that Umbrella Academy will be back for a fourth (and final!) season.
In the announcement, the streaming platform conformed that Showrunner and creator Steve Blackman has also extended his creative partnership with Netflix. Next on his list? A global interactive gaming phenomenon Horizon Zero Dawn, as well as an original concept called Orbital. He’s got a busy few years ahead of him, it seems.
Back in June, Blackman told The Wrap that he had already pitched the plot of Umbrella Academy season four to Netflix, and it was just a waiting game: “I know the beginning middle and end, I know where we’re going to. Since I started Umbrella, I only knew in my head what I thought the first four seasons are,” he explained.
He also hinted that season four could be the last: “I have no idea where I’m gonna go after Season 4 if we’re so lucky to have more of that.”
What will happen in season four?
Season three ended with a potentially game changing cliff-hanger as the siblings enter a new universe. Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), who slaughtered Reginald (Colm Feore) in order to hit the reset button, is reunited with her husband and daughter. Meanwhile Viktor (Elliot Page), Diego (David Castañeda), Lila (Ritu Arya), Five (Aidan Gallagher), Ben (Justin H. Min) and Klaus (Robert Sheehan) are also still alive, but the Hotel Oblivion no longer exists. Their powers have also been stripped, including Five’s ability to blink through space and time.
At the very end, Luther (Tom Hopper) leaves to search for Sloane (Genesis Rodriguez), who is missing, and the others also disperse.
In season four, we can expect to see the siblings at some point in the future, perhaps separated and living their own lives. However, we have no doubt the new instalment will see them team up once again.
When will season four be released?
Netflix is yet to reveal season four’s release date , but given it takes around 12 months for pre-production, filming and post-production to occur, we can tentatively pencil in a late 2023 or early 2024 release date. Stay tuned…
Who will be cast in season four?
Going by the end of season three, it’s likely that Tom Hopper will reprise his role as Luther, while Elliot Page will return as Viktor. Robert Sheehan will play Klaus, David Castañeda will play Diego and Aidan Gallagher will play Five. Ritu Arya will also return as Lila and Justin H Min will play Ben.
As for Emmy Raver-Lampman, who plays Allison, her character’s fate remains uncertain so watch this space for any clues.
Where to watch The Umbrella Academy in Australia
The Umbrella Academy seasons 1-3 is available to stream on Netflix. You can log in or sign up to watch here.