The Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman announced at SXSW on Sunday that the dark comic book series will return with season 3 on Wednesday, June 22, on Netflix.
Blackman further revealed a first look at the new season with a teaser trailer that compels the Umbrella Academy’s Hargreeves siblings to confront the Sparrow Academy—alternate versions of the titular superheroes.
Season 3 begins at the season 2 finale, where the Umbrella Academy returns to the present timeline after stopping the apocalypse in 1963. They initially believe that they’ve saved the timeline, but they quickly realize that things are not as they seem as soon as they meet the Sparrows and learn they are in the latter’s timeline. Led by their long-dead brother Ben (Justin H. Min), the Sparrows are described as “smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs.”
But this initial face-off between the two becomes the least of everyone’s problems as they deal with an unknown destructive entity wreaking havoc in the universe, a phenomenon that they themselves might have caused. The Umbrella Academy will have to take on the task of convincing their father’s (Colm Feore) new and possibly better family to help right their wrongs and send them back to their own timeline before things get worse for all of them.
Season 3 will feature returning stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Min, Feore, and Ritu Arya, with new cast members Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David, and Javon “Wanna” Walton.
The Umbrella Academy adaptation is based on the comic series created by creators and co-executive producers Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel Bá (Daytripper).