The superhero television series The Umbrella Academy Season 3 is nearing its release. The upcoming season is likely to introduce the audience to the Sparrow squad. The third season’s filming wrapped up in late August. Last week, the series creator Steve Blackman posted on Instagram that the shooting for the third season of The Umbrella Academy is over. He thanks all cast and crew members of the series.

When could The Umbrella Academy Season 3 be released?

The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series of the same name written by Gerard Way. In November 2020, the series was renewed for a third season. The production was halted for the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming for The Umbrella Academy Season 3 began on February 7, 2021, but they are going slow. And at last, the good news is the principal photography is concluded on August 28, 2021.

Now it’s time for post-production works and we guess it would take two to three months. So, it’s much more likely that we’ll see The Umbrella Academy Season 3 on Netflix in early 2022.

The story revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an imminent apocalypse.

What could be the plot for The Umbrella Academy Season 3?

The Umbrella Academy is set in a universe where 43 women around the world give birth simultaneously at noon on October 1, 1989, despite none of them showing any sign of pregnancy until labor began. Seven of the children are adopted by eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves and turned into a superhero team that he calls “The Umbrella Academy.”

The sibling superheroes will reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an imminent apocalypse.

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 shows failing to stop the apocalypse, the siblings are forced to travel back in time, but it goes awry, scattering them across different years in 1960s Dallas.

Five ends up on November 25, 1963, in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, but with the help of Hazel manages to travel back in ten days. While being hunted by a trio of Swedish assassins, Five finds his siblings, who have each made new lives, and attempt to reunite them in order to stop this new apocalypse.

Season 2 ends with the children discover Sir Reginald is still alive and formed a new academy called “Sparrow Academy.” Besides, Ben Hargreeves the Number six (plays by Justin H. Min) is also alive.

The plot for The Umbrella Academy Season 3 has been kept under the wrap; however, series showrunner Steve Blackman has revealed some major teases with episode titles on Season 3 that could reveal some details of the series.

The episode titles, in show order, are “Meet the Family,” “World’s Biggest Ball of Twine,” “Pocket Full of Lightning,” “Kugelblitz,” “Kindest Cut,” “Marigold,”

Umbrella Academy season 3 looks to be a wild ride for the Hargreeves superhero siblings. Filming is still taking place for the Netflix drama, as chronicled in Elliot Page’s photos. And leaked set photos tease the Sparrow Academy plot, which sees the siblings facing off against their “replacements” in an alternate timeline.

 After an entire season stuck in the 1960s-era Dallas, the Hargreeves siblings reunited, defeated the nefarious Handler and found a way back to their present day. But what they found when they returned is, well, very different from the status quo. 

In the alternate present day, they discovered that Hargreeves adopted different children, except for Ben, since they revealed their identities in Dallas. Now, Ben is part of an entirely different Hargreeves super group, dubbed the Sparrows.

Here’s everything we know so far about The Umbrella Academy season 3.

Umbrella Academy season 3 latest news (updated May 12)

  • Leaked set photos reveal the new Sparrow Academy cast members confronting Luther.
  • Elliot Page posted a mirror selfie of himself wearing a red flannel shirt and baseball cap. Could this be Page in costume as Vanya — or just his normal clothes?
  • Tom Hopper (Number One/Luther) said that Covid protocols has prolonged the production process and filming on season 3 has “a long way to go.”

Umbrella Academy season 3 release date

In November 2020, Netflix announced it ordered Umbrella Academy season 3. The season has a 10-episode order. 

Steve Blackman returns as showrunner and executive producer. Production began in February in Toronto, Canada.

Umbrella Academy season 3 filming information

When could fans expect to see it? If it follows a similar timeline to the previous seasons, filming will take about five to six months — or even longer. 

Tom Hopper, who plays Luther/Number One, recently told Collider, “The COVID protocols mean that we have shorter days, which means that the actual length of the shoot is going to be a lot longer. But yeah, we’re really near the beginning. We’re not that far into it at the moment, so we’ve got a long way to go, but it’s good.”

That said, Hopper also noted it should be worth the wait, saying “I just want them to know that if they’ve loved the first two seasons, we’ve upped the ante, big time – and if the fun factor is upped, I think the wow factor is upped … And I think they’re just going to fall in love with these characters even more.”

Let’s say filming on season 3 requires eight or nine months. Post-production (including visual effects) could last around six to eight months. That adds up to anywhere from May to July 2022.

Umbrella Academy season 3 set photos

Umbrella Academy season 3 is filming currently in Toronto. Photographer Sean O’Neill spotted new cast members filming a scene where they seem to confront Tom Hopper’s Luther. He posted two images to Twitter:

Umbrella Academy season 3 set photos

(Image credit: Sean O’Neill/Twitter)

Umbrella Academy season 3 Elliot Page photos

On Instagram, Elliot