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The Umbrella Academy Season 4.
Since the third season of this superhero television series premiered on Netflix, fans have been anticipating the release of the fourth season, hoping that they will not have to wait another year. Especially since the third season aired two years after the final episode of the second season, which is far too long to return to this world, especially if it is the final installment in this beloved franchise.
So, if you are one of those who want to get some clarity as to why it is taking so long for the new episodes to drop! Then you have reached the right place. For your convenience, we at Web News Observer have compiled a brief summary of everything you need to know, including the release date, plotline, and cast, among other details.
Here is everything we know so far about The Umbrella Academy Season 4.
The Umbrella Academy Season 4: When will the final season premiere?
In August 2022, the series was renewed for a fourth and final season, which comes as no surprise as the show’s overall reception has been phenomenal! After the Season 3 premiere of the comic-based drama, which opened at #1 in Netflix’s English-language TV weekly rankings with 124.5 million hours viewed and spent five weeks in the Top 10. Additionally, all three seasons received positive reviews from critics, and the series has received a number of accolades, including six Emmy nominations. But the crucial question still remains, “When will the final season premiere?”
We are delighted to inform you that The Umbrella Academy plans to begin filming on February 6, 2023, and hopes to wrap up on May 19, 2023, with Jeremy Webb returning as director. This makes it difficult for us to confirm the exact release date for the season’s premiere. But if we have to speculate, then the likely time frame could be by the end of 2023; if not, then the early months of 2024 could be the right time with the time slot of 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET) on Netflix, just like in the prior seasons. Furthermore, the show’s official Twitter handle announced the renewal update to fans on August 25, 2022, quoting, “Family meeting, Brellies: We’re going on a fourth and final adventure.” Take a look at the official post below:
Family meeting, Brellies: We're going on a fourth and final adventure. ☂️🖤 pic.twitter.com/0zOYDb6Jwm
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) August 25, 2022
The Umbrella Academy Season 4: What to expect?
“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. “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.”
In a conversation with Netflix Tudum, Blackman spills all about what these twists will mean for Season 4, quoting, “It certainly is. But the siblings are always up for a challenge. This new timeline has been dictated by Hargreeves, who reprogrammed the Universe at the end of the Season 3 finale. But because of Allison’s actions, he didn’t get to finish what he started before Allison pressed the reset button. So, the siblings losing their powers isn’t going to be the only oddity in this timeline. 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? The stakes have never been greater.”
When asked about whether there’s another new Ben to deal with. What does that Season 3 post-credits scene mean for Season 4? Can you tell us anything about how this Ben will differ from Umbrella Ben and Sparrow Ben?” He replied, “Let’s be clear – that is Sparrow Ben. The question you should really be asking yourself is what the fuck is he doing on a Korean subway train reading a book about pottery? Odd, right? Of course, it is! This is the Umbrella Academy. As every good Umbrella fan knows, no moment in the show exists in isolation. Everything we see has meaning. And this moment is no exception. Ben has a reason to be there… but you’ll have to wait until Season 4 to understand why.”
The Umbrella Academy cast members set to reprise their roles in Season 4 include Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore. Not on the list are Season 3 series regulars Adam Godley, Genesis Rodriguez, and Britne Oldford whose characters’ fates were left uncertain in the Season 3 finale. Executive producers set to return alongside Blackman include Jesse McKeown, who will also serve as co-showrunner, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Scott Stuber, and Beau Bauman; and co-executive producers Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.
The Umbrella Academy Season 4 Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming series will have a total of six episodes with a runtime of 40 to 60 minutes, which will drop all at once, so you can binge away! The season will have fewer episodes compared to the last three seasons, which was confirmed by the showrunner on Twitter by responding, “It’s true. But you’re going to love them,” to a fan tweet reading, “There Is No Way The Umbrella Academy S4 Has 6 Episodes Stop Lying That Isn’t True Stop.” On the other hand, the titles and synopsis of the majority of episodes have not been released yet, except for the pilot episode, which is titled, “The Unbearable Tragedy of Getting What You Want,” for which the teleplay is written by Steve Blackman, and Jesse McKeown.
When The Umbrella Academy Season 4 draws close to its release date along with the prior seasons, it will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
The Umbrella Academy Season 4: Is there any new teaser or trailer?
No, the network has not released any trailers for Season 4, and we don’t anticipate seeing one for a while. In the meantime, check out the third season, which showcases, “Back at the Academy, the Umbrellas clash with a new squad of Hargreeves siblings as a mysterious force begins to wreak havoc on the city.” The season received mostly positive reviews and critical acclaim, with Rotten Tomatoes reporting a 91% approval rating with an average rating of 7.6/10, based on 46 reviews.
The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “The Umbrella Academy unfurls a bit beyond a manageable scope in this overstuffed season, but there remain all the gonzo creativity and resonant character relationships that fans enroll for.” Moreover, Metacritic which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 74 out of 100 based on 10 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” Take a look at the official trailer below:
Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for more updates on The Umbrella Academy Season 4.