The Umbrella Academy season 4 release date speculation: Cast, trailer and latest news
**Warning: major spoilers ahead for The Umbrella Academy season 3**
The third season of The Umbrella Academy is now available on Netflix, and our favourite dysfunctional superhero family are navigating another alternate timeline and plenty more foes.
The troubled former child heroes are tasked with dealing with yet another apocalypse, ending in an almighty cliffhanger.
Naturally, fans who’ve already raced through season 3 will be pinning their hopes on another season.
The streamer has yet to confirm a fourth season of the superhero family drama, but showrunner Steve Blackman has been chatting about his plans going forward. “I think inevitably if we got a Season 4, it’s going towards an endgame,” he explained.
With that in mind, read on for everything you need to know about The Umbrella Academy season 4.
Will there be a fourth season of The Umbrella Academy?
Should Netflix confirm a fourth season, we anticipate it will air sometime in 2024, given the length of time needed to create a show with both an ensemble cast and plenty of special effects.
Who will star in The Umbrella Academy season 4?
Although some major characters' fates are up for debate, we anticipate that the show's ending will mean that all the central characters in The Umbrella Academy cast will return in some shape or form, including:
- Elliot Page as Viktor Hargreeves/The White Violin/Number Seven
- Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves/Spaceboy/Number One
- David Castañeda 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
There are a number of characters whose living status remains unclear following the season 3 finale.
It’s not yet clear whether Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) survived the events of the new instalment, or whether she’s dead.
If she did indeed meet a grisly end, don't worry: there’s still chance we could see her again in the afterlife.
The fates of Stanley (Javon Walton), Lila and Diego’s fake child, and Luther’s new wife Sloane (Genesis Rodriguez) also remain unclear, so fans will have to wait for more information.
What will happen in The Umbrella Academy season 4?
We won't go into too many details here – for that, you can check out our Umbrella Academy season 3 ending explained feature – but suffice to say that the gang managed to save the universe once more at the end of season 3, but with the world rewritten so that Umbrella Academy are stripped of their powers and their adoptive father Sir Reginald in control.
Meanwhile, the fate of The Sparrow Academy's Sloane Hargreeves (who also happens to be Luther's new wife) is up for debate.
There's also a post-credits scene, featuring Justin H Min’s Ben Hargreeves, as he appears to track down his birth parents - possibly indicating a future storyline for the potential fourth season.
We can make a well-educated guess that there’ll be yet another apocalypse for the Umbrella heroes to deal with in season 4.
And, of course, given that none of them have their powers anymore, things could be more tricky this time around if the end of the world does emerge.
Showrunner Blackman has said that he hopes to explore a new side to the characters. "I want to pose to the viewer and the fan, ‘Would they be happier without their powers?’ I mean, all they do is complain about being who they are."
"So will Viktor, will Diego be happy without it or will they feel like they’re missing an appendage? Will the world not be right for them anymore without powers? Can they be ‘normal’?"
Is The Umbrella Academy ending?
As mentioned above, showrunner Blackman has already mapped out a possible "endgame" for the show if it does return. He believes that, with what he has in mind, a possible fourth run could make a satisfying conclusion for The Umbrella Academy.
"I think if we got to Season 4, it would be a great ending for the run of the show. I’m not saying I couldn’t do more, but you know, I think that would be very satisfying for the audience, four seasons," Blackman explains.
"I know where I want to go. I know where I want to end, and if we’re lucky enough, I hope the fans will get to see it."
However, he also acknowledges the possibility of more seasons, so ending at season 4 might not necessarily be The Umbrella Academy's fate. "I don’t know if we’ll be at the end of the run or not. But either way, I have a plan."
You'll just have to wait and see what's in store - but we'll be sure to update this page if and when further news come to light.
Is there a trailer for The Umbrella Academy season 4?
There's no trailer or teasers for The Umbrella Academy season 4 as it's yet to be formally announced, or begin filming. We'll keep this page updated.
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