The Umbrella Academy


The Umbrella Academy: Synopsis, Cast, Trailers, Awards, Release Dates

The Umbrella Academy is an American science fiction superhero television series. It is based on a collection of comics and graphic novels created and written by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way.

It centers around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who gather to uncover the mystery of their father's death and the threat of an impending apocalypse.

Created by Steve Blackman for Netflix and developed by Jeremy Slater, the show's producers are Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Universal Cable Productions.

The Umbrella Academy Netflix

Being a Netflix Original, the first season dropped exclusively on the streaming giant on February 15, 2019. Shortly after a few weeks of its release, Netflix announced that the show has been immensely popular and watched by 45 million households. It was one of the most streamed shows on Netflix in 2019. Following the first season's popularity, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on July 31, 2020. A third season's addition was announced in November 2020.

The Umbrella Academy Synopsis

The series is about a family of former child superheroes connected by a common foster father and unusual births. They must come together to unravel mysteries and save the world from an apocalypse.

In 1989, on one fine day, 43 infants are mysteriously born to random, unconnected women who were not pregnant the day before. Astonishingly, none of the women even showed signs of pregnancy.

Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, adopts seven of these infants. He creates 'The Umbrella Academy' where he prepares his "children" to save the world from doomsday. In their teenage years, the family splits, and the team/academy scatters.

In the present time, when all of them are adults, the clan reunites upon receiving the news of Hargreeves' demise. Six of them work together to investigate the mystery behind their father's death. But, the estranged family is once again torn apart because of their conflicting personalities and abilities. Furthermore, a worldwide apocalypse is another impending threat that The Umbrella Academy must deal with.

Is there a season 3 of Umbrella Academy?

The third season's shooting has finished, as revealed by its cast. The release date, however, is yet to be announced.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Episodes

Netflix Geeked, on June 9, 2021, posted all the titles of the upcoming season in a Twitter thread.

  1. "Meet The Family"

  2. "World's Biggest Ball of Twine"

  3. "Pocket Full of Lightning"

  4. "Kugelblitz"

  5. "Kindest Cut"

  6. "Marigold"

  7. "Auf Wiedersehen"

  8. "Wedding at the End of the World"

  9. "Six Bells"

  10. "Oblivion"

Teaser of Season 3

The teaser is not available yet.

The Umbrella Academy Cast

The cast of The Umbrella Academy comprises Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, Marin Ireland, Adam Godley, Kate Walsh, Colm Feore, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige

The Umbrella Academy Awards

The show has received Primetime Emmy nominations twice and critical acclaim, including awards at different stages. Here are some of the prominent awards won by the show.


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Episode: "The Umbrella Academy: We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals (2019)" won the Excellence in Production Design Award at the Art Directors Guild 2020 in the One Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series category. The show won IGN People's Choice Awards 2019 for Best TV Comic Book Adaptation and Best New TV Series.

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GenreSuperhero, Drama, Science Fiction, Black Comedy, Fantasy
Release DateFebruary 15, 2019
Certificate16+ per Netflix
CastElliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, Marin Ireland, Adam Godley, Kate Walsh, Colm Feore, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige
Director(s)Peter Hoar, Andrew Bernstein, Ellen Kuras, Stephen Surjik, Jeremy Webb¸ Sylvain White, Tom Verica, and Amanda Marsalis
IMDb Ratings8/10
Country of OriginUnited States
Countries where availableArgentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States
Total Seasons2
Total Number of Episodes20
Episode Length~ 1 hour
Upcoming SeasonSeason 3, Release Date TBA
Filming LocationToronto and Hamilton in Ontario, Canada
SoundtracksSpotify Playlist