‘Umbrella Academy’ casts Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and David Cross for season four
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‘Umbrella Academy’ casts Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and David Cross for season four

It has been reported that the fourth and final season of the Netflix hit show The Umbrella Academy will invite Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, and David Cross to its cast. Last August, the show’s producers announced that its highly anticipated fourth series would be its finale. 

Offerman, famed for roles in The Last of Us and Parks and Recreation, and Mullally, famed for Will & Grace and Party Down, are married in real life and will star as Drs. Gene and Jean Thibedeau in The Umbrella Academy’s final season

In a press statement, the characters are described as “a married pair of community college professors from New Mexico who wear sensible footwear and suffer from the most extreme case of deja vu this timeline has ever seen.”

Meanwhile, Cross, famed for his roles in Arrested Development and Mr. Show, will portray Sy Grossman, who is described as “an upstanding, shy business owner and family man desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter, who will stop at nothing to get her back.”

The newly inducted trio will join the familiar cast, which includes Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore. It has been revealed that the final season is currently under production in Toronto.

As yet, Netflix hasn’t confirmed an episode count for the final series, but some sources suggest that the fourth season will be shorter than the previous 10-episode seasons. The third series of The Umbrella Academy arrived on Netflix in June 2022, while season two aired in 2020 and season one a year before that. 

The hit Netflix show was developed by Steve Blackman, who adapted the graphic novels of the same name written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. It follows a family of adopted siblings with superpowers who find themselves attempting to prevent the end of the world. Watch the trailer for the third season below.