The Umbrella Academy is a Netflix sci fi drama series based on the comic book series of the same name written by Gerard Way.
The show revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who were raised by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, an eccentric billionaire, who harnessed their super powers to create The Umbrella Academy.
30 years later their father has died and the siblings must work together to save the world from an impending apocalypse.
We've already binged three seasons of the fab show, and we're ready for a fourth! But what exactly is going on with season 4 of The Umbrella Academy? and when will it be on Netflix?
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY SEASON 4
Season 3 finally resolved many issues we had following season 2, and fans are now wondering when is The Umbrella Academy Season 4 coming out?
The good news is we're definitely getting another set of episodes. Netflix confirmed in August 2022 that our superheroes will return for a fourth season.
The bad news is that it will be the FINAL season. I know, I'm as gutted as you are, but it looks like the Hargreaves are coming to the end of the road. But what a journey it has been.
We know that production wrapped before the Writers Guild of America strike began (May 2nd 2023) so thankfully the show wasn't affected.
However, the final season will only have SIX episodes. That said, we'll take six if it wraps up the story in the best way possible!
So when we will see The Umbrella Academy season 4 on Netflix? It is slated for release in 2023 but as of yet we don't have an exact date.
As always, as soon as we know, you'll know so watch this space!
The Umbrella Academy Season 4 Plot
So what will happen? With season three ending with the bombshell that none of the Umbrellas has their powers anymore, they all headed off to live their own lives. But of course, that's only half the story.
We were left with the image of the devious Reginald Hargreaves apparently rewriting the world to make himself the most powerful, wealthy man in it. Also, his wife Abigail is alive and well and by his side.
And then there's the mid-credits surprise of seeing Ben (Justin H. Min) sitting on the subway in Korea, reading a book. But which version of Ben is it?
We know that season 4 will explore one of the biggest mysteries from Gerard Way’s graphic novels, the source material for the series.
Showrunner Steve Blackman said “I don’t want to say what it is, but the fans will probably figure it out,”.
Answers coming in Season 4!
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY SEASON GUIDE
So far Netflix has delivered 30 episodes of The Umbrella Academy over three seasons.
The first season brought the estranged family back together for their father's funeral. It was here that Number 5 reappeared having been missing for decades.
With the world fast approaching a massive apocalypse Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) must get his brothers and sisters to put their differences aside and help him to save the world.
Netflix dropped season one in February 2019 and the show quickly found a loyal audience with more than 45 million households watching the first season in its opening month.
SEASON 1 EPISODES
- We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals
- Run Boy Run
- Extra Ordinary
- Man on the Moon
- Number Five
- The Day That Wasn't
- The Day That Was
- I Heard A Rumor
- The White Violin
Season two hit the streaming platform in July 2020. Fans flocked to watch where the Hargreeves had ended up after they were scattered across the timeline at the end of season 1.
It was here we discovered they had all ended up in Dallas somewhere between 1960 and 1963. Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) was married to a civil rights activist, Luther (Tom Hopper) was a body guard and Klaus (Robert Sheehan) had his own cult.
With a potential nuclear explosion threatening the world, once again they had to put their differences aside and save the planet.
But with The Commission trying to stop them, Vanya (Elliot Page) having amnesia and a spy in their midst, getting back to their old lives was a tough task.
SEASON 2 EPISODES
- Right Back Where We Started
- The Frankel Footage
- The Swedish Job
- Majestic 12
- A Light Supper
- Öga for Öga
- The Seven Stages
- The End of Something
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY SEASON 3 GUIDE
Season 3 saw the Umbrellas face-off against the Sparrows in a timeline created by Hargreaves after his encounter with them in the Season 2 timeline and decided he didn't really like them very much!
With the world once again facing impending doom, our intrepid heroes need to stop the Kugelblitz and figure a way around the Grandfather Paradox (all explained in the show).
Their base becomes the Hotel Obsidian which plays a huge role in the season and ultimately plays straight into Sir Reginald's hands.
With a timeline hidden in the hotel and one last chance to reset the universe, the siblings finally work together as Alison presses the big red button.
SEASON 3 EPISODE TITLES
- Meet The Family
- The World's Biggest Ball of Twine
- Pocket Full of Lightning
- Kindest Cut
- Auf Wiedersehen
- Wedding at the End of the World
- Six Bells
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY SEASON 4 CAST AND NEW CHARACTERS
Despite a whole new set of characters entering the story in Season 3, there is nothing to suggest that a similar plot will unfold in season 4. Yet.
Of course, anything can happen with the script, but with no details yet on the story.
We do know that Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and David Cross joined the cast for the fourth season in undisclosed capacities.
So for now, we will just assume that all of our usual favourites will be back for one final twist in the last season.
WHERE IS THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY FILMED?
Principal photography for the first season began in January in Toronto.
Creator of the comic book that the show is based on, Gerard Way, posted on his Instagram account an illustration by Fabio Moon of the cast and crew doing the first table read of the script in Toronto.
Additional filming took place in Hamilton, Ontario, including the exterior of the mansion while the interiors were filmed in studio.
For the theatre where Vanya performed with her violin, the crew used the Elgin Theatre, alongside the Winter Garden Theatre. Mazzoleni Concert Hall was used to represent the theatre's exterior.
The Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre was filmed for an outside scene and LIUNA Station was used for a bank robbery scene. A laboratory at the University of Toronto was filmed to represent the Meritech Prosthetics building.
Filming for the second season began in June 2019. And like the previous season, it was filmed in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, despite the series taking place in Dallas, Texas. Filming concluded on November 23, 2019.
The third season began filming on February 7, 2021 and concluded on August 28, 2021.
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY MERCH
When we have a favourite show we love to rush out and buy a bit of merch. Below we have featured just a few of the things fans of The Umbrella Academy can purchase on Amazon.
So if you want to read the original comic, a book, add a funk pop to your collection or even put a post on your wall, then you are in luck!