The Umbrella Academy’s Upcoming Fourth Season Will Be Its Last

The superhero adventures of the Hargreeves family are coming to a surprising end. Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy will end with its upcoming fourth and final season, series creator Steve Blackman confirmed on Thursday. The news comes just months after the show’s third season toppled Stranger Things‘ summer streak as the number one title on Netflix in June.

“I’m so excited that the incredibly loyal fans of The Umbrella Academy will be able to experience the fitting end to the Hargreeves siblings’ journey we began five years ago,” Blackman said in a statement to Variety. “But before we get to that conclusion, we’ve got an amazing story ahead for season four, one that will have fans on the edge of their seats until the final minutes.”

An exact episode count has not been revealed for the final installment, although sources tell the outlet that it will be shorter than the 10-episode drops of the first three seasons. cast members Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H.Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore will all return for the fourth season. The fates of characters played by Adam Godley, Genesis Rodriguez, and Britne Oldford are less certain, given the series’ action-packed season three finale.

The Umbrella Academy, which premiered in 2019 and is based on the graphic novels by Gerard Way, chronicles a superpowered group of adopted siblings who are constantly tasked with saving humanity. The show’s third season incorporated Page’s real-life transition, reintroducing his character as Viktor, and ended with the motley crew in a brand-new timeline—one in which several characters have been stripped of their abilities.

Granting insight into what’s in store for the final season, Blackman told Netflix’s Tudum that “the stakes have never been greater” for the Hargreeves. “So the siblings losing their powers isn’t going to be the only oddity in this timeline,” he explained. “There are new enemies who want to see them wiped out of existence, but how do they manage without their powers? Is there even a way to get them back?”

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