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Elliot Page as Viktor in The Umbrella Academy

Here's Everything To Know About A Potential Season 4 Of The Umbrella Academy

It needs to happen, like, now.

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The Umbrella Academy debuted as Netflix’s first big non-Marvel superhero hit. The series’ second season was even bigger than the first; it became one of the first major titles to hit Netflix’s Top 10 when Nielsen officially started putting out ratings in 2020. That gives the show favorable odds of further renewals post Season 3, and the current season’s cliffhanger ending certainly has fans hoping The Umbrella Academy Season 4 will happen.

Warning: Spoilers for The Umbrella Academy Season 3 follow. The Umbrella Academy’s latest season brought an apocalypse different from the first two seasons. After going back to 1963 and altering the future in Season 2, the dysfunctional clan of superheroes discovered two major fallout points. The first was their direct effect on the man who made them what they were. Having seen how messy his future experiment would turn out, Reginald Hargreeves decided to adopt a different set of children to train for his superhero school, which he dubbed the Sparrow Academy. But, as he could not see Ben’s ghost when he appeared in the past, he only adopted six new kids — the seventh, Ben, was the same in each timeline.

The second alteration was Viktor’s decision to save Harlan’s life at the end of Season 2. Viktor bestowed abilities on Harlan, including the power to sense other powered persons. Harlan’s ability meant he accidentally felt the mothers of the Umbrella Academy as their pregnancies started. Not knowing what he was sensing and in pain from his own mother’s passing, he lashed out and disintegrated their brains, causing a grandfather paradox. The Umbrella Academy members were never born, so their continued existence ripped a hole in space and time, destroying the universe.

Thankfully, Hargreeves knew what to do — it was the same project he’d been working toward by forming these Academies in the first place. He used seven students and their abilities to power a great machine that repeatedly turned the universe off and on, resetting the timeline.

Although it worked, it was not without consequences. That’s where Season 4 hopefully will come in.

The Umbrella Academy Season 4 Predicted Cast

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When the universe reset at the end of Season 3, Allison woke up at home to find her daughter, Claire, and her true love, Ray, waiting for her. The rest found themselves in a park; Sloane was gone, but Ben and Lila remained, and Luther was resurrected (sans ape chest). That left the original seven TUA students alive and ready for a new adventure.

That means the core cast of Elliot Page (Viktor), Tom Hopper (Luther), David Castañeda (Diego), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Allison), Robert Sheehan (Klaus), Aidan Gallagher (Five), and Justin H. Min (Ben) are all set to return. Also included in that group are Ritu Arya (Lila), Yusuf Gatewood (Ray), and Claire (Coco Assad). Colm Feore (Reginald Hargreeves) also is in this universe, and like Allison, his heart’s desire was waiting for him, Abigail (Liisa Repo-Martell), now alive.

The Umbrella Academy Season 4 Possible Plot

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There’s not much to go on for Season 4’s potential plot, but the ending of Season 3 leaves some clues:

When The Umbrella Academy Season 3 reached its final episode, out of Hargreeves’ experiment, there were seven members left: four from TUA (Diego, Allison, Five, and Viktor), two from TSA (Ben and Sloane), and Lila from the Commission. However, Klaus’ resurrection ability brought him back, and Luther, though only long enough to say goodbye. That meant, when the time came, there were eight students to power the timeline machine; Allison was the only one whose abilities weren’t drawn out of her to power the world’s resurrection. Hargreeves held her back specifically, having made her a promise to give her heart’s desire in the reset universe.

Those who went through the machine lost their powers, as had the resurrected Luther. Allison, separate from the rest of them, may or may not have retained hers; it’s unclear. One would deduce that Hargreeves is now the most powerful man in the world, with multiple buildings that bear his name and the mysterious Abigail by his side.

Luther left to see if he could find Sloane, who may or may not remember him. But there was at least one sign she might be alive. The mid-credits scene showed this world has the never-chosen members of the Sparrow Academy, including a second version of Ben.

The Umbrella Academy Season 4 Updates

Netflix hasn’t renewed The Umbrella Academy for Season 4... yet.

The Umbrella Academy Season 4 Trailer & Release Date Predictions

Until there’s a renewal, there’s no trailer or release date. However, the typical gap between TUA seasons is about 18 months (when not beset by outside delays), so fans can hope for a new season in 2024.

The Umbrella Academy Seasons 1 through 3 are streaming on Netflix.