The Umbrella Academy season three: Netflix renews superhero series with filming beginning in February

Superhero drama’s third season will be comprised of 10 hour-long episodes

Isobel Lewis
Tuesday 10 November 2020 17:05 GMT
The Umbrella Academy season two trailer
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The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a third season by Netflix.

Like the previous seasons, the hit superhero drama’s third outing will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.

Production will begin in Toronto, Canada, in February 2021, with the show’s main cast including Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H Min, Ritu Arya and Colm Feore set to return.

The news will come as no surprise to fans, who last week speculated that the show was all but confirmed after a supposed shooting schedule appeared on an industry website.

The Umbrella Academy season three will follow on from the show’s successful second season, which arrived on Netflix in July.

The cast of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

The Independent gave season two a four-star review, calling it “equal parts heart and high-octane action”.

However, the fantasy comic-book adaptation faced some criticism when it was accused of perpetuating “antisemitic stereotypes”.

These concerned the inclusion of a seemingly corrupt organisation whose evil boss – known as The Handler – is shown speaking Yiddish, the language almost exclusively spoken by Ashkenazi Jews.

Steve Blackman, the show’s co-creator, denied the accusations and called them “hurtful and, more importantly, factually incorrect”.

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