It's true. It's finally happening. The Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page has taken to social media to announce that the third season of Netflix's unconventional superhero show has now begun filming. The actor shared a picture from the set along with the caption, "Omg we're back again," in what is presumably a nod to famous boy band, Backstreet Boys.
Based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's Dark Horse comic book series of the same name, The Umbrella Academy has been a huge hit for the streaming giant, with both seasons receiving rave reviews and high viewing numbers. The bizarre story begins in 1989, with a highly unusual occurrence wherein forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven of these mysterious babies are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world.
Unfortunately, not everything goes according to Hargreeves' plan, and the family fractures leading to the disbanding of The Umbrella Academy, before they are brought back together and forced to unite once again to stop the imminent apocalypse.
While there are currently no official plot details for The Umbrella Academy season 3, the final moments of the second season found The Umbrella Academy thrown into an alternate timeline and coming face-to-face with a group of shadowy figures known as The Sparrow Academy. While their identities remained a mystery come the series end, several details have now been revealed giving audiences a better idea of what to expect when season 3 begins.
The third season of The Umbrella Academy finds Elliot Page reprising the role of Vanya Hargreeves alongside Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves, David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves, Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves, and Aidan Gallagher as Five Hargreeves.
As for The Sparrow Academy, it was recently revealed that they will be made up of Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David, and Jake Epstein. Oh, and the Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube known as Christopher, of course.
Justin H. Min will also reprise his role as Ben Hargreeves, only this time he will be an alternate version and member of The Sparrow Academy, and has been described as a "Machiavellian tactician, wrapped up in a pretty boy body with a rumbling inner-squid. Vicious, pragmatic, and hyper-vigilant- Ben is determined to gain his status as the leader at all costs."
Showrunner Steve Blackman's has previously discussed his intentions for the third season to reinvent Min's character now that he's been resurrected saying, "Wonderfully for Justin, he's flesh and blood, so he can interact with characters other than Klaus. The fun of that relationship is that Ben is the most insightful, the most beloved sibling, but he has the worst translator of all time in Klaus, who is just a terrible narrator. But this Ben is flesh and blood and he exists. So that will be some new ground for Justin to dig into next season, and I think he's very excited."
Both seasons of The Umbrella Academy are now available on Netflix. Season 3 does not yet have a release date, but Blackman has revealed that the season premiere title to be "Meet the Family". This comes to us courtesy of Elliot Page's Instagram account.