The Umbrella Academy Season 4: The Netflix series renewed for the last season
The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a fourth and final season. Netflix confirmed via Twitter that the entire Hargreeves family will return for the “farewell season”. Umbrella Academy series creator and showrunner Steve Blackman will oversee executive production duties, before embarking on other projects for Netflix. In a statement to Variety, Blackman said The Umbrella Academy’s fourth season will serve as a “proper ending” to the Hargreaves siblings arc, set in an all-new timeline.
“I’m so excited that the incredibly loyal fans of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ can experience the fitting end to the Hargreeves siblings’ journey that we began five years ago,” showrunner Blackman told Variety. “But before we get to that conclusion, we have an incredible story coming for season four, one that will keep fans hooked until the final minutes.”
The news comes in the wake of Blackman extending his creative partnership with Netflix. It will adapt a live-action series based on the critically acclaimed PlayStation game Horizon Zero Dawn and an original concept called Orbital (not to be confused with the Gadgets 360 podcast of the same name). The Umbrella Academy Season 3 ended with our heroes facing off against the Sparrows, after which they entered a whole new timeline, losing all of their superpowers. Additionally, siblings Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) and Sloane (Genesis Rodriguez) have separated.
In a prepared statement, creator Blackman addressed these pointers. “This new timeline was dictated by Hargreeves, who rescheduled the Universe at the end of the Season 3 finale. But because of Allison’s actions, he couldn’t finish what he started before. that Allison presses the reset button,” it read. The loss of powers isn’t the only quirk or challenge in The Umbrella Academy’s upcoming Season 4, as fans can expect to see some new enemies rise to the occasion. “How do they do without their powers? Is there even a way to get them back? The stakes have never been higher,” Blackman added.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 finale, “Oblivion,” had a post-credit scene, where we see a version of Ben Hargreeves (Justin H. Min) in a Korean subway. As the train rolls by, he looks up from his book and smiles to himself. At the time, fans didn’t know which version or timeline this Ben belonged to. In the statement to Netflix, Blackman confirmed it was the disciplined Sparrow Ben.
“The question you should really ask yourself is what the hell is he doing on a Korean subway train while reading a book about pottery? Weird, right?” Blackman said. “Everything we see makes sense And this moment is no exception. Ben has a reason to be there…but we’ll have to wait until Season 4 to find out why.
The fourth and final season of The Umbrella Academy will bring back the extremely dysfunctional superhero family. The ensemble cast includes Elliot Page as Victor Hargreeves, Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves, David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves, Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, Ritu Arya as Lila Pitts, and Colm Feore as Sir Reginal Hargreeves.
Currently, there is no release window or episode count for The Umbrella Academy Season 4. Seasons 1-3 of Umbrella Academy are now streaming exclusively on Netflix.