Netflix has renewed the popular superhero series “The Umbrella Academy” for a third season.
According to Variety, production for season three will begin filming in February in Toronto, Canada, with each episode being one hour. The forthcoming season will welcome back Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore. Steve Blackman, the series co-creator, will return as showrunner and executive producer alongside Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Jesse McKeown.
“The Umbrella Academy,” which premiered on Netflix in February 2019, is based on the comics by Gerard Way of the rock band My Chemical Romance and artist Gabriel Bá. The series has remained a Netflix favorite, bringing in over three billion overall minutes of viewership within the first week of Season 2’s debut. This has landed the show on the platform’s top ten most-watched list.
Netflix quickly announced season two in April 2019 following the success of season one. However, with the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, season three’s announcement was postponed.