‘The Umbrella Academy’ final season will have only six episodes says showrunner
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'The Umbrella Academy' final season will have only six episodes says showrunner

The Umbrella Academy is one of Netflix’s most popular shows, based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s eponymous graphic novel. Created by Steve Blackman, the three seasons of the show have amassed a huge fan following.

After the release of its third season earlier this year, the show was renewed for a fourth and final season run.

Before Netflix had officially renewed the show for the final season, Blackman told The Wrap, “I think if we got to season four, it would be a great ending for the run of the show.” While he felt that he could do “more”, the four-season run would be more “satisfying to the audience”, according to him.

Blackman has been sharing tiny snippets of what the upcoming fourth season might look like. From sharing the cover of the script on Instagram to replying to a fan on Twitter and revealing the episode count, the executive producer and creator of the show is adding to the fan anticipation.

All the previous three seasons had 10 episodes, however, Blackman confirmed six episodes in the season finale. “It’s true. But you’re going to love them,” he assured.

While fans have been demanding for longer episodes, the photo of the script shared has already added to the excitement. The first episode of the fourth season is titled  “The Unbearable Tragedy of Getting What You Want” which already promises a chaotic and epic start.

The third season introduced new cast members like Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Justin Cornwell, Cazzie David and Genesis Rodriguez, in addition to existing cast members, namely Elliot Page, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Robert Sheehan, David Castaneda, Tom Hopper, Colm Feore and more.

The release date has not yet been announced, but check out the tweets from Blackman below: