The Umbrella Academy series 3: everything we know

The wait is almost over!

After an almost two-year wait, season three of The Umbrella Academy is just around the corner and is set to arrive on Netflix on 22 June.

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The new series of the hugely popular sci-fi drama will follow on from the major cliffhanger at the end of season two which saw the gang of superheroes discover an alternative 2019 universe, in which they did not exist. Read on for everything you need to know ahead of season three's debut.

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What will series three of The Umbrella Academy be about?

The last time we saw the Hargreeves family, they had discovered the 2019 universe and were introduced to the Sparrow Academy, not to mention Ben, who appeared to be live and well. 

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The official synopsis reads: "After putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them.

Ben is alive and well in season three

"Enter the Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns.

"Navigating challenges, losses, and surprises of their own — and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the Universe (something they may have caused) — now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong. 

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"Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?"

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Who will star in series three of The Umbrella Academy?

Familiar faces such as Tom Hopper, who plays Luther Hargreaves, Robert Sheehan who plays Klaus, and Elliot Page who plays Vanya will return. In addition, Emmy Raver-Lampman will reprise her role as Allison will be back and Aiden Gallagher will return as Five.

The new Sparrow Academy means that some new faces will be joining the show. The new stars making their debut include Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Geneis Rodriguez, and Cazzie David.

Emmy Raver-Lampman and Elliot Page reprise their roles

Ben (played by Justin H. Min), who appeared as a dead character in seasons one and two, will return to the show very much alive – but this time he's a Sparrow and a little less friendly than the old Ben. Also joining the new academy is Christopher, named an 'existential dread inducing psykronium cube' who is described as a force to be reckoned with.

The Umbrella Academy season three release date

All ten episodes of season three will arrive on Netflix on 22 June 2022.

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