Umbrella Academy Showrunner Has Endgame Planned for a Potential Fourth Season

Season three of The Umbrella Academy is set to premiere on Netflix in mere weeks, and we’ve got some new photos to prove it! But while we’re all focused on those upcoming episodes, showrunner Steve Blackman is already thinking ahead to a potential fourth season.

In an interview with IGN, Blackman shared that he and the creator of the graphic novels (and My Chemical Romance band leader), Gerard Way, had a “mind meld” about The Sparrow Academy, the new group of superpowered children who the Umbrella Academy run into at the very end of season two, after they inadvertently changed the timeline.

According to Blackman, Way—who is working on the fourth volume in the graphic novel series and has “10 volumes in his head”—incorporated the Sparrows into the comics after their mutual collaboration. That doesn’t mean, however, that the show and Way’s books won’t diverge in the future.

Blackman, in fact, already has an end in mind for the show. “I’d love to say we have 10 seasons of [The Umbrella Academy], but I don’t have 10 seasons in my mind,” he said. “I know where I’m going. I’d like another season for sure. From the very early start of this, I had an idea where I wanted the TV show to end, and I would love to have another season to get close to that ending. I already know what I want the endgame to be. That is obviously going to be different than where Gerard is going, because he has much more stuff he wants to do with these amazing characters that he created.”

There’s no news yet on whether the series will get a fourth season or not, but it’s good to hear that Blackman has an idea on how to end the series if he’s given the chance. We still have season three to look forward to though, and to celebrate that, here are some new images from the upcoming episodes, showing Five (finally) in a new outfit and also some snazzy Sparrow uniforms as well.

Season three of The Umbrella Academy drops on Netflix on Wednesday, June 22.

 

The Umbrella Academy. Aidan Gallagher as Number Five in The Umbrella Academy. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

 

The Umbrella Academy. (L to R) Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves, Elliot Page as Viktor Hargreeves, Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves, Colm Feore as Reginald Hargreeves, Justin H. Min as Ben Hargreeves, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, David Casta–eda as Diego Hargreeves, Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy. Cr. Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix © 2022

 

The Umbrella Academy. (L to R) Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five in The Umbrella Academy. Cr. Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix © 2022

 

The Umbrella Academy. Ritu Arya as Lila Pitts in The Umbrella Academy. Cr. Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix © 2022

 

The Umbrella Academy. (L to R) Genesis Rodriguez as Sloane, Cazzie David as Jayme in The Umbrella Academy. Cr. Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix © 2022

 

The Umbrella Academy. Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton as Stan in The Umbrella Academy. Cr. Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix © 2022

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