The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a third season by Netflix, so you can breathe a big sigh of relief. It really has been a year of so many cancellations, but more on that later.
The streaming giant confirmed the news overnight, announcing that production for season 3 begins in February.
Oh my god! We’re back! Again! It’s official. Production for S3 of The Umbrella Academy begins in February pic.twitter.com/tZxyezzCOc
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) November 10, 2020
Justin H. Min, who stars as Ben in the series, celebrated the news by posting a throwback to filming from last year.
The video was of – and this is your final spoiler warning – his last time wearing Ben’s signature leather jacket and hoodie.
I don’t think I can sum up that season 2 cliffhanger in a sentence or two, so you can read my chaotic thoughts and theories about it here. All we really need to remember right now is that we’ll be seeing a totally different Ben in season 3, one that has no idea about the Umbrella Academy or his siblings. Also, this new Ben is alive – like proper alive.
“Can’t wait to get back to Toronto and freeze to death,” Min captioned the video. “Just kidding, I’ve already died twice. Season 3, here we come.”
Justin H. Min, you gotta love him.
almost one year ago to the day. and what a ride it’s been. grateful for every moment. thank you, thank you, thank you. can’t wait to get back to toronto and freeze to death. jk. i’ve already died twice. season 3, here we come. pic.twitter.com/WYsf22pXRM
— Justin H. Min (@justinhmin) November 10, 2020
The Umbrella Academy is based on the comics by My Chemical Romance‘s Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá. It follows the lives of the gifted Hargreeves siblings, and their unique talent of causing / stoping the apocalypse.
Elliot Page leads the cast as Vanya Hargreeves, joining Aiden Gallagher as Five, Tom Hooper as Luther, David Castañeda as Diego, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison, and Robert Sheehan as Klaus.
All of the siblings are set to return for season 3, as well as newcomer Ritu Arya, who starred as Lila.
Colm Feore, who plays the Hargreeves’ adoptive (alien) daddy Sir Reginald, will return as well.
Due to a slew of reasons, mostly to do with the devastating impact of the coronavirus, Netflix has made the decision to cancel a lot of its original series.
This includes, but is not limited to, Spinning Out, V-Wars, The Society, GLOW, Altered Carbon, Turn Up Charlie, AJ and the Queen, Next in Fashion, Away, and I Am Not Okay With This.
That really is just scratching the surface though. So look, you can’t blame us for feeling a wee bit nervous about the status of even the most popular shows on Netflix.
Thankfully, this isn’t the case with The Umbrella Academy.
Stream it now on Netflix.