The Umbrella Academy Has Been Renewed For Season 3

Netflix have confirmed that there's another season of The Umbrella Academy on the way…

Gerard Way's The Umbrella Academy
Emily Carter

Fantastic news, Umbrella Academy fans! Netflix have renewed the show for a third season.

Season 2 of the Gerard Way-adapted series premiered back in July, and Netflix are wasting no time in giving viewers another instalment, announcing that production for the next season will kick off in Toronto, Canada in February.

The company has announced that the cast members reprising their roles are Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya and Colm Feore, with Steve Blackman returning as showrunner and executive producer.

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Once again, Gerard and artist Gabriel Bá will be co-executive producers, with Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Jesse McKeown named as executive producers.

Of course, a new show should also mean new music from Gerard, with the My Chemical Romance frontman teaming up with Judith Hill on Here Comes The End for the latest series' trailer.

Previously, Gerard told Kerrang! that the music he’d written for The Umbrella Academy’s first outing came from a similar creative place as when he’d be working on material for My Chem, explaining: “It’s a bit more work, because it’s for something cinematic. It’s not that it has to reach a higher level, it’s just that it’s a different level. The solo stuff is just kind of up to me, and what I want that to convey, or what nature it has. Whereas with the show, everybody has to really be blown away by it.

“So maybe, in a way, it’s more a little bit of what Ray [Toro, guitar] and I and the guys in My Chem used to do; we apply a little bit more of that to what we do in these cover songs for Umbrella Academy.”

He also added that it felt “fresh and exciting” to revisit that particular process.

“It’s actually really nice to go back and do something like you once did it, because you have more experience and wisdom and knowledge,” he considered. “As you get older you bring all these things the way you used to do. It’s refreshing at times – especially if you’re doing a bunch of experimental things. It’s refreshing to go back to your core, and your roots, of what you used to do, and apply your new knowledge to that.”

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