It’s been confirmed that filming for the fourth season of The Umbrella Academy, Netflix‘s alternative superhero series created by Steve Blackman, has officially wrapped this summer.
Based upon Gerard Way’s comic book series by the same name, the adaptation first hit screens in 2019 to huge acclaim. The show follows seven Hargreeves siblings, children born to different mothers around the world, on the same day in 1989.
Adopted by the eccentric billionaire Reginald Hargreeves, they’ve all been trained to develop and harness their exceptional superpowers to fight crime. However, since growing into adulthood, the siblings have become estranged and apathetic regarding saving the world.
When Hargreeves dies, the siblings are reunited once more, and upon sensing something more mysterious relating to the death of their surrogate father, they begin to uncover a spiralling conspiracy with apocalyptic implications.
A fourth season was confirmed back in 2022, with Blackman stating, “I’m so excited that the incredibly loyal fans of The Umbrella Academy will be able to experience the fitting end to the Hargreeves siblings’ journey we began five years ago.”
Whilst confirming the season will only have six episodes, Blackman assured fans that “before we get to that conclusion, we’ve got an amazing story ahead for season four, one that will have fans on the edge of their seats until the final minutes.”
Netflix has confirmed series 4 for a 2024 release. It will continue to star Elliot Page, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Justin H. Min, and Ritu Arya.