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The Umbrella Academy season 3: release date, plot and latest news

Everything we know so far about the third instalment of the Netflix superhero series.

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Published: Wednesday, 30th March 2022 at 3:00 pm

Fans of The Umbrella Academy, prepare yourselves: season 3 has an official release date.

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And now a new teaser trailer has also landed to ramp up anticipation for the next instalment, showing the Sparrows and the Hargreeves going head-to-head.

Based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s comic books of the same name, the Netflix superhero series follows a group of former child heroes who reunite to save the world.

The show's second outing ended with the siblings returning to the modern-day after another adventure through time, only to find that they are now living in an alternate timeline in which their father Reginald and late brother Ben are still alive.

Season 3’s adventures will take place inside the twisted Hotel Oblivion, with a host of returning faces including Elliot Page, Tom Hopper and David Castañeda.

The core cast will be joined by a number of new cast members in season 3 including Justin Cornwell, Cazzie David, Britne Oldford, Genesis Rodriguez and Jake Epstein, who will play members of the Sparrow Academy, which was given a brief introduction in season 2 but is set to feature more heavily in the next instalment.

So what's going to happen in season 3? Read on for everything we know so far including expected release date, cast news and what events might unfold in season 3.

The Umbrella Academy season 3 release date and time

The Umbrella Academy season 3 will be released on Netflix on Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at 8am GMT.

Filming for season 3 wrapped in August 2021.

Steve Blackman, showrunner for The Umbrella Academy, shared a video on Instagram of the main cast members announcing that production had come to an end.

"That’s a wrap of season 3 of Umbrella Academy and I’m stoked ‘cause I can’t wait for you to see it and sad ‘cause I’ll miss everyone," Elliot, who plays Viktor in the show, said.

"Ladies and gentlemen, that is a wrap on season 3 of Umbrella Academy," said Tom Hopper, aka Number One.

Aidan Gallagher, who plays the time-travelling Five, added: "Wow. I don’t think the world’s ready for this. I think it’s our best season yet."

The Umbrella Academy season 3 cast

The following cast members have been confirmed for The Umbrella Academy season 3.

  • Elliot Page as Viktor Hargreeves/The White Violin/Number Seven
  • Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves/Spaceboy/Number One
  • David Castaneda as Diego Hargreeves/The Kraken/Number Two
  • Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves/The Rumor/Number Three
  • Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves/The Séance/Number Four
  • Aidan Gallagher as Five Hargreeves/The Boy/Number Five
  • Adam Godley as Pogo
  • Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves/The Monocle
  • Justin H Min as Ben Hargreeves/The Horror/Number Six and Ben Hargreeves/Sparrow Number Two
  • Ritu Arya as Lila Pitts
  • Justin Cornwell as Marcus Hargreeves/Sparrow Number One
  • Britne Oldford as Fei Hargreeves/Sparrow Number Three
  • Jake Epstein as Alphonso Hargreeves/Sparrow Number Four
  • Genesis Rodriguez as Sloane Hargreeves/Sparrow Number Five
  • Cazzie David as Jayme Hargreeves/Sparrow Number Six

Most of the key members of The Umbrella Academy cast will be returning for season 3, with Netflix having confirmed that Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H Min, Ritu Arya and Colm Feore are all set to reprise their roles.

Page came out as trans in December 2020 and Netflix confirmed in March 2022 that the series will also see Page's character transition and will now be named Viktor Hargreeves.

In a statement to AV Club, Netflix confirmed that Page's character "will come out as transgender in season 3 and be henceforth known as 'Viktor Hargreeves.'"

The involvement of Kate Walsh has not been confirmed and given that her character The Handler was killed off in season 2, a return might not be on the cards, but there's always a chance she'll be back – she's survived certain death in the past, after all.

Jordan Claire Robbins, Adam Godley and Ken Hall could also all be back for more.

What's more, the core cast will be joined by a number of new cast members including Britne Oldford, Justin Cornwell, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David, and Jake Epstein, who will play members of the Sparrow Academy, which was given a mysterious introduction in season 2.

We'll keep you updated with the latest casting news as and when we get it – so make sure to keep checking this page for fresh information.

The Umbrella Academy season 3 trailer

A trailer has landed for The Umbrella Academy season 3, giving fans a first look at the Sparrows and the Hargreeves going head-to-head in tense scenes.

The clip is a brief 17-second affair, but gives us a few glimpses of the Hotel Oblivion design behind the characters. Watch below:

What will happen in The Umbrella Academy season 3?

Not much in the way of plot information has been given away at this stage, but there are a number of possible directions the show could choose to go in.

For example, could The Handler come back from the dead armed with a brand new evil plan? Could her daughter Lila use her powers against the Hargreaves siblings, or will she join forces with the Academy? And for that matter, what is the Sparrow Academy, which was introduced at the end of series two?

Elliot Page as Viktor Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy
Elliot Page as Viktor Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy Netflix

However, we do know that one storyline will see The White Violin transition and be depicted as a trans man named Viktor Hargreeves.

Last year, Tom Hopper teased ideas for season three, telling RadioTimes.com: “There’s a whole host of new characters potentially, and new relationships, and a whole new world again.”

“That’s what I love about each season – it puts us into a whole new world and presses the reset button again, rather than just carrying on where we left off,” he added.

Hopper gave Collider an update in April 2021, suggesting that delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic had allowed the Umbrella Academy writers to "really refine" this year's scripts into something "really special".

"The scripts are so great, season three, it's really such a joy to be doing it," Hopper said. "I feel very privileged to be a part of this show. And I think the best thing really is that we're all so comfortable with each other now. So it feels like we can really hit the ground running from a creative standpoint."

When we catch wind of any new details or theories relating to the plot of season three we'll be sure to update this page accordingly, so do keep checking back!

The Umbrella Academy seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on Netflix. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our guide to the best series on Netflix and best movies on Netflix, or visit our TV Guide.

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