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The Umbrella Academy season 3: key info

– Lands on Netflix in June 2022- All key cast members set to return- Elliot Page’s Vanya gets a name change after gender transition- Introduces The Sparrow Academy from the comics- Official trailer reveals new plot details- TV adaptation said to be “finding its own way” away from its source material- Two more seasons planned

Get ready, Brellies: The Umbrella Academy season 3 is less than a week away from landing on Netflix. So you better dust off your dancing shoes and prepare to shimmy along to whatever iconic dance number is coming our way in the very near future.

With the hit Netflix show’s latest installment set to arrive imminently, you may want to know what we thought of The Umbrella Academy season 3. Yes, we’ve seen it in its entirety – lucky us, eh? Our spoiler-free review reveals what we liked (and didn’t like) about the series’ latest batch if episodes, so give it a read to prime yourself for what to expect. We promise you there’s nothing in there that ruins any part of its plot, so you’re safe to check it out.

Once you’re done reading our review, we expect that you’ll want even more information on The Umbrella Academy season 3. Below, then, we’ve compiled everything worth knowing about the Netflix series’ next season. That includes its release date, cast, trailers, plot threads it needs to resolve from previous entries, the show’s future, and much more. It’s a downpour (see what we did there?) of information that’ll prepare you for The Umbrella Academy’x next adventure.

It goes without saying, but we’ll mention it anyway: full spoilers follow for The Umbrella Academy seasons 1 and 2, as well as elements from Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s comic series. If you’re not caught up on the show, or don’t want potential storylines spoiled, we suggest that you skip the plot section of this guide. Otherwise, you’re safe to peruse everything else.

Here’s everything we know about The Umbrella Academy season 3.The Umbrella Academy season 3 release dateThe Umbrella Academy season 3 release date: June 22

The Hargreeves family return in The Umbrella Academy season 3. (Image credit: Netflix)

The Umbrella Academy season 3 will launch exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, June 22, meaning Netflix is foregoing its traditional Friday launch schedule for the show’s return.

Announced during SXSW 2022, the launch date unveiling was accompanied by a brief teaser, which suggests that the Umbrella and Sparrow academies will fight it out during the season 3 premiere. Place your bets on who’ll win (though we suspect it’ll be the Sparrows. Sorry, Brellies):

On the surface, it seems odd that Netflix is releasing The Umbrella Academy season 3 on a Wednesday. As we mentioned, the streaming giant usually releases new content on Fridays, so what’s the reason for the change?

In short, Stranger Things season 4. Netflix’s wildly popular series is being released in two parts this year, with the first batch available to stream now. Meanwhile, the second half (or, rather, episodes 8 and 9, which are feature film in length) arrive on July 1 – just nine days before The Umbrella Academy’s return. 

It seems, then, that Netflix doesn’t want two of its heavy hitters to compete for viewers’ attention. Which would be fine, other than the fact that there’s only a nine-day gap between The Umbrella Academy’s third season and Stranger Things season 4 part 2.

Still, we’re glad that The Umbrella Academy is returning soon. It’s high time we were reunited with the Hargreeves family, and we’ll take getting it on June 22 if it would’ve meant not getting it until later in the year instead.The Umbrella Academy season 3 trailerThe Umbrella Academy season 3 trailer: check out the official teaser

After months of waiting, The Umbrella Academy season 3’s official trailer was released online on May 19. Set to the tune Ballroom Blitz by Sweet, the teaser is packed full of action and also reveals some new plot details about the series’ next instalment.

We see The Umbrella and Sparrow academies duking it out (they even stop for one of those dance numbers at some point) and being at odds with one another. We suspect it won’t be long before they team up, though, given events that may transpire if The Umbrella Academy doesn’t return to its own timeline.

Yes, as you’ve likely guessed, Viktor, Luther, and company will have to avert another apocalypse. This time, it’s something referred to as a kugelblitz – the name of one of season 3’s episode titles, funnily enough – which is essentially a black hole that’ll destroy all matter in the universe. That is, unless the two academies band together, reverse the time paradox that The Umbrella Academy created, and send them back to their own reality. They’ve only got five days to do so, too, so time’s a tickin’. There’s plenty of other stand-out moments in the trailer, but we’ll let you find those out for yourself.

During an Umbrella Academy panel at Netflix Geeked Week 2022, the streaming company released another sneak peek at season 3. This time, it shows the gang checking into the Hotel Obsidian, a key location in this batch of episodes:This Umbrella Academy Season 3 sneak peek reminds me just how much I’ve missed The Hargreeves. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/cYYhofivnWJune 6, 2022

Meanwhile, ahead of the trailer’s debut, Netflix released a bunch of new character posters for The Umbrella and Sparrow Academy team members. Well, unless your The Umbrella Academy’s version of Ben, that is (if you know, you know):Luther and Marcus Hargreeves (opens in new tab)Diego and Ben Hargreeves (opens in new tab)Allison and Fei Hargreeves (opens in new tab)Klaus and Alphonso Hargreeves (opens in new tab)Five and Sloane Hargreeves (opens in new tab)Jayme Hargreeves and ‘Sibling Not Found’ (opens in new tab)Viktor and Christopher Hargreeves (opens in new tab)

Finally, the streaming giant also provided a bunch of official season 3 images for you to peruse, which you can do so in the gallery below:Who are Allison, Diego, and Klaus looking at? (Image credit: Netflix)The Sparrow Academy won’t take any rubbish for their Umbrella Academy siblings. (Image credit: Netflix)Finally, Five gets a costume change in season 3. (Image credit: Netflix)The identity of Javon Walton’s Umbrella Academy character is currently unknown. (Image credit: Netflix)Sloane and Jayme are two new additions to The Umbrella Academy’s character line-up. (Image credit: Netflix)Expect more comedy capers from Klaus in season 3. (Image credit: Netflix)Lila Pitts is back – nobody tell Diego! (Image credit: Netflix)Yes, give us more Luther and Viktor scenes please, Netflix (Image credit: Netflix)Has Marcus just found the secret to the Hargreeves siblings’ powers? (Image credit: Netflix)Good to see you again, Sir Reginald – or is it? (Image credit: Netflix)The Sparrow Academy are a tighter, more competent superhero group than their siblings (Image credit: Netflix)This isn’t a family reunion any of us were expecting (Image credit: Netflix)Expect more heartfelt moments between Viktor and Allison in season 3 (Image credit: Netflix)The Umbrella Academy season 3 plotThe Umbrella Academy season 3 plot: what can we expect?

Oh, hey Ben! Nice to see you again. (Image credit: Netflix)

Disclaimer: we’ve seen The Umbrella Academy season 3 in its entirety, but you won’t find any story-based spoilers in this section. Full spoilers follow for seasons 1 and 2, plus the graphic novels, though.

Here’s the official plot synopsis, courtesy of Netflix’s Tudum website (opens in new tab): “The last time we saw the Umbrella Academy, they had just stopped 1963’s doomsday. Convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this timeline for good, they return home to the present day. However, the celebration is short-lived when the crew realizes things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them. 

“Enter the Sparrow Academy. About as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns. Navigating challenges, losses and surprises of their own — and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the universe — the Umbrellas need to convince Dad’s new family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong. 

“Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives in the upcoming season? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?”