PSA: 'The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 Has Started Filming

If you went a bit apocalyptic on Netflix and binged the second season of The Umbrella Academy in one go, then you’ve come to the right place. What exactly is it about these struggle-bus superheroes that make them so dang compelling? I can’t really explain it, but having been hooked since season 1, I gotta tell you: this season somehow managed to top the first.

Now that you’re all done streaming the show, you’re probably wondering whether a third season is in the works with the streaming site. Well, you’re in luck, because I have some deets for you, and trust me—you’re going to want to read about this.

Wait, did The Umbrella Academy get greenlit for season 3?

You bet it did. Back in January, the show’s official IG account casually posted about a lot of changes happening at the Sparrow Academy (spoiler alert: there’s an alternate reality with a whole new school and team of super-siblings. Yikes.).

Along with our resident superheroes returning—thank god for some more Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan and Elliot Page!—we can expect to see some new faces. Maybe you’ll recognize them from other fan-favorite shows: Jake Epstein (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Britne Oldford (American Horror Story: Asylum) and Cazzie David (you definitely know her dad Larry) are all set to debut this season.

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Are there enough comics to make a season 3?

You know there are! As the first two seasons of The Umbrella Academy are based on Gerard Way (you know, from My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel Bá’s comic books, it only makes sense that the newest installment of the series would take inspiration from Hotel Oblivion, the third volume in the series. Of course, there are always going to be differences between book and show, but as executive producer Steve Blackman told Collider back in August, there’s great collaboration between the author and the writers’ room for some really awesome TV in the future.

Current/returning stars Robert Sheehan and Tom Hopper also teased a “whole new world” in season 3… or so they told RadioTimes. But something tells me it will be neither shining, shimmering, nor splendid…with maybe the exception of Klaus’s fashion lewks.

How am I supposed to go on without and/or until Umbrella Academy season 3?

That’s up to you and your god, but may I make some suggestions? Definitely watch The Old Guard while you’re still on Netflix and in an action-y mood. Or if you’re looking for a quick break from your TV, you can dig into the original comics and come up with your own theories about what’s going to happen in season 3, because the fate of the world might depend on it.

One more question. Has the third season begun filming?

One word: yes. Tom Hopper (aka our favorite jacked leader of the Hargreeves fam) posted a photo in February to his Insta, where he admitted his artistic photo of his chair is a just copy of Emmy Raver-Lampman’s (Allison/Number Three) post. While no other tea has been spilled about exactly what’s to come, it’s pretty clear fans are about to be thrown into an alternate universe when the new season drops.

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Oh, and before you finish reading—enjoy a casual convo between Aidan Gallagher (aka Number Five) and Way about all things music and The Umbrella Academy.

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