The Umbrella Academy season 3 — out this week on Netflix — is set to be a lot more twisted this time around, as it introduces us to The Sparrow Academy, a group from an alternate timeline that loathes the Hargreeves siblings. The Umbrella Academy season 3 is also expected to be edgier than its U/A-rated previous instalments as it comes with an A rating. While most plot details are — unsurprisingly — under wraps, The Umbrella Academy season 3 is likely to feature several twists that may add a new dimension to whatever we have seen so far.
The Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman hinted at this some time ago when he told Digital Spy: “Not only are these people saying they’re the Sparrow Academy, but (Reginald) Hargreeves is still alive — and he shouldn’t be, either. We love putting Easter eggs in for our fans, and there are more Easter eggs than ever this year.”
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With that, here’s everything we need to know about The Umbrella Academy season 3.
The Umbrella Academy season 3 release date and time
All 10 episodes of The Umbrella Academy season 3 will be out Wednesday, June 22 on Netflix at 12:30pm IST / 12am PT.
The Umbrella Academy season 3 episodes
As mentioned earlier, The Umbrella Academy season 3 features 10 episodes. Going by what we saw in the previous seasons, each one of them is likely to run for about 40–55 minutes.
Here’s the full release schedule for The Umbrella Academy season 3, along with directors and writers.
|“Meet the Family”||June 22||TBA||Steve Blackman and Michelle Lovretta|
|“The World’s Biggest Ball of Twine”||June 22||TBA||Jessie Mckeown|
|“Pocket Full of Lightning||June 22||TBA||Robert Askins|
|“Kugelblitz”||June 22||TBA||Aeryn Michelle Williams|
|“Kindest Cut”||June 22||TBA||Elizabeth Padden|
|“Marigold”||June 22||TBA||Lauren Otero|
|“Auf Wiedersehen”||June 22||TBA||Michelle Lovretta|
|“Wedding at the End of the World”||June 22||TBA||Jesse Mckeown and Aeryn Michelle Williams|
|“Six Bells”||June 22||TBA||Robert Askins|
|“Oblivion”||June 22||TBA||Steve Blackman and Robert Askins|
The Umbrella Academy season 3 cast
Elliot Page returns to The Umbrella Academy season 3 cast as the fan-favourite Vanya Hargreeves — a cis-gender woman — who will come out as transgender and transition to Viktor this season. It’ll be interesting to see whether the makers are able to do justice to this aspect, given the fact that the actor did the same in real-life in 2020.
Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Robert Sheehan, and Aidan Gallagher reprise their respective roles as his siblings Luther, Diego, Alison, Klaus, and Five. Justin H. Min returns as the tentacle-summoning Ben Hargreeves but there is a twist as he plays the Sparrow Academy’s version of Ben, who is completely different from the one we saw in the previous seasons.
Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez, and Cazzie Davidare join The Umbrella Academy season 3 cast as the Sparrows Marcus Hargreeves/ Sparrow Number 1, Fei Hargreeves/ Sparrow Number 3, Alphonso Hargreeves/ Sparrow Number Four, Sloane Hargreeves/ Sparrow Number Five, and Jayme Hargreeves/ Sparrow Number Six, respectively. A mysterious telekinetic object dubbed the “Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube” plays Sparrow Number Six Christopher.
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Javon Walton (Euphoria) has been cast in an undisclosed role. Expect at least some of these new additions to add a new layer to, in Blackman’s words, “definitely shake things up” with their actions.
The Umbrella Academy season 3 synopsis
Here’s the official synopsis for The Umbrella Academy season 3 via Netflix:
After putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all.
But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them. Enter the Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns.
Navigating challenges, losses, and surprises of their own – and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the Universe (something they may have caused) — now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong.
Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?
The Umbrella Academy season 3 trailer
The first — and as yet only — trailer for The Umbrella Academy season 3 was released over a month ago on May 19.
It was an action-packed affair that highlighted the chaos that breaks out when the Hargreeves siblings find themselves in an alternate timeline where the titular organisation simply doesn’t exist. This reality, instead, is home to the previously-mentioned Sparrows who hate our heroes.
The Umbrella Academy season 3 trailer, however, raised more questions than it answered as it did not explain what caused the Hargreeves to land in an alternate timeline.
The Umbrella Academy season 3 review
The initial reviews for The Umbrella Academy season 3 are out. The Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states that season 3 retains “all the gonzo creativity” that we saw in its predecessors.
The Umbrella Academy season 4?
There’s no official word from either Netflix or Blackman on The Umbrella Academy season 4, but it is said to be in the works.
We are, either way, likely to get a better idea of what the future holds for this series after watching the latest season, more so given that the second season had ended on a cliffhanger, setting the stage for the latest one.
The Umbrella Academy season 3 poster
Here is the official poster for The Umbrella Academy season 3, from Netflix.