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‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 is coming next year

We can’t wait!

words by: Alee Kwong
Nov 22, 2021

If you’re anything like me, you binge watched the last season of The Umbrella Academy in a flash. It honestly feels like it came out years ago, come to find out (after a quick little Google search), Season 2 premiered last summer. Netflix just announced that The Umbrella Academy will come back sometime in 2022 with Season 3 (no exact date was specified) — which will mark almost two years after its previous season.

 

For those asking, “What is The Umbrella Academy?”

The Umbrella Academy is a television series streaming on Netflix that is based on a graphic novel of the same name created and written by My Chemical Romance front man, Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. It follows the lives of seven people who were gifted from birth and explores their troubled relationship with their adoptive father, their dysfunctional dynamics with one another, and how they adjust with their superhuman gifts.

 

 

— SPOILER ALERT for those who haven’t watched Season 2! —

 

For those who need a Season 2 recap —  the group found themselves in the mix with time travel, separated across various years in 1960s Dallas and Five forced to try and bring them together again to stop a new apocalypse. The finale introduced us to the Sparrow Academy, a similar superpowered group from an alternate reality.

 

Production on Season 3 started in early 2021 under strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols, wrapping production in August 2021. It was also revealed that the next season would take place in Hotel Oblivion, a location that will perk up the ears of the graphic novel fans. Hotel Oblivion is the title of the third volume of “Umbrella Academy” comics and is a nod to a location that has a connection to Sir Reginald Hargreeves. In the comics, Reginald Hargreeves (their adoptive father) has secretly built a prison for supervillains (mainly what he considered to be undesirable assets to his superpowered collection of people), and locked them away in another dimension — hence the name Hotel Oblivion. The third volume of the “Umbrella Academy” series follows the main group when they discover the supervillain dungeon.

 

While the details of the Season 3 storyline are sparse at the moment, it’s clear that this next season is going to be nothing short of exciting with the storyline including the mysterious dimension of villains and the Sparrow Academy.

 

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