The Umbrella Academy season 2 left everything ready for season 3 and here’s when it will release as well as what the story will be about.
The Umbrella Academy season 2 perfectly set up the third season – but when will it release and what will the story be? Based on the comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy was released on Netflix in February 2019.
The series was very well received by critics and audiences, and even surpassed one of the platform’s most popular titles. Not long after, it was renewed for a second season.
The Umbrella Academy: Plot Details
The Umbrella Academy follows the dysfunctional family of adopted siblings (and superheroes), the Hargreeves. On October 1, 1989, 43 women around the world gave birth at the same time, but none of them was pregnant when the day began. This curious event caught the attention of eccentric billionaire Sir Reginal Hargreeves, who set out to adopt as many of those babies as he could, and got seven of them.
Reginald trained them and formed the superhero team “The Umbrella Academy”, but he wasn’t the best father figure, and the siblings ended up parting ways.
The Hargreeves reunited years later for Reginald’s funeral and to stop the fast-approaching apocalypse, which turned out to be caused by their sister Vanya (Ellen Page), who everyone believed was powerless.
Umbrella Academy Season 3: Renewal Status
The Umbrella Academy hasn’t been renewed for season 3 yet, but it’s highly likely Netflix will renew it at some point. Season 1 was a big hit, and depending on how well season 2 performs will be how long the streaming giant will take to make a third season official.
Judging by how season 2 ended, it looks like the team behind the show has big hopes of it being renewed, and prepared the ground for a very exciting season.
Umbrella Academy Season 3: When will it air?
Season 2 took a bit over a year to arrive, but if season 3 is meant to be, it’s going to take longer than that. Many TV and movie productions had to be put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, so The Umbrella Academy season 3 would have to wait a bit to start shooting.
If it all passes soon and the entertainment industry can go back to normal, season 3 of The Umbrella Academy could arrive in 2022 at the earliest. We will fill this section as soon as any information regarding the release pops.
Where was the web series filmed?
The filming of the first season began on January 15, 2018, in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada and the filming of the first season concluded in July 2018. The series was renewed for a second season months after the first season was aired on Netflix.
The shooting of the second season started in June 2019 and ended in November 2019. The famous places used for the filming of both the seasons are Elgin Theatre, Winter Garden Theatre. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, The Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, and University of Toronto
What will the third season bring?
So far, the Umbrella Academy comics have three volumes: Apocalypse Suite, Dallas, and Hotel Oblivion. Season 1 was based on Apocalypse Suite and season 2 on Dallas, though with big differences. At this point, the series is writing its own story with borrowed characters and elements from the comics, which isn’t bad at all.
Still, season 3 could be based on Hotel Oblivion while continuing with the plotlines and characters established in season 2, which made some big reveals in its final episodes.
The Hargreeves now know at least one of the other 36 babies born on the same day and circumstances as them has superpowers, and it’s none other than Lila (Ritu Arya), The Handler’s adoptive daughter and Diego’s ex-girlfriend.
Lila escaped with a briefcase just as Diego and the rest were trying to convince her to join them and be part of the family, so it’s unknown where she’s now. However, the Hargreeves will have a bigger problem to deal with than Lila.
Also thanks to a briefcase, the siblings are now back in 2019, but as they altered the timeline by meeting Reginald in 1963. They arrived at the mansion of “The Sparrow Academy”, where a different version of Ben is still alive and leading the Sparrow team.
The Umbrella Academy season 3 would then see the team dealing with this new and unknown timeline. Also, they don’t have a home and there’s a different team in action. Reginald has been working on and Lila’s possible return. In addition to all that, there’s Harlan and his powers, which could have consequences even after 56 years.