Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy recently announced that production for season 3 will begin in February 2021. Now, another exciting detail about the upcoming instalment was recently unveiled by its showrunner Steve Blackman. He revealed season 3’s premiere title, hinting at the episode’s probable storyline.
Since its premiere in 2019, the superhero series has been a huge hit for Netflix. Based on the popular comic book written by Gerard Way, it tells the story of the dysfunctional Hargreeves family. These adopted super-powered siblings reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an impending apocalypse. Season 1 was set in the present day, after their adopted father’s funeral. Meanwhile, season 2 took place in the 1960s, where the group faced a whole new set of challenges.
The latest season of the series was released in July 2020. Its finale episode ended on a cliffhanger, with the group successfully returning to the present but drastically altering the timeline. Shortly after arriving back in 2019, they saw Ben and their adopted father, Reginald, were both still alive. To their surprise, Reginald also came up with another group of extraordinary individuals and named them The Sparrow Academy. Due to these shocking revelations, fans are eager to know what happens next to their beloved superheroes.
Showrunner Steve Backman took to Instagram to hint about what season 3 might be about, at least its pilot episode. He posted an image featuring the title of season 3 episode 1, “Meet the Family.”
The post also reveals that Blackman wrote the said episode along with Michelle Lovretta.
What will The Umbrella Academy Season 3 be all about?
Netflix renewed The Umbrella Academy for season 3 earlier this month. The series will begin filming the new season in Toronto early next year.
While most details for the upcoming season are still kept under wraps, the episode title does hint at what’s to come. Seemingly, it suggests the meeting between members of The Umbrella Academy and The Sparrow Academy. While this comes as no surprise, we’re still thrilled on how the moment will be like. Whether the two academies battle against each other or settle to co-exist in the same timeline, only next season knows.
On the other hand, the title reveal should hype viewers even more to watch season 3. A release date hasn’t been confirmed at the moment, although more than a year passed between seasons 1 and 2. In other words, it could be later of 2021 before The Umbrella Academy fans see the Hargreeves siblings again. Fortunately, judging by the new information about the season 3’s episode title, their return will be worth the wait.