Netflix's superpowered family drama has been picked up for a third season.
Netflix has just made it official: there will be a third season of The Umbrella Academy.
The show's main cast are all set to return for production that will kick off in February of 2021. Considering the streaming giant's tendency to cut shows off before their time, the news comes as a relief for fans of the popular show, as well as for people who are gullible enough to keep getting sucked in by the show's constant cliffhangers and loose plot threads (just give me some resolution, dammit!).
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Young Umbrella Academy members<p>Seasons one and two were all about bringing family back together after years of drifting apart/drifting through time. There was a heavy emphasis on the fact that the "glory days" were over. But there was also a strong sense that the "glory days" were never that glorious.</p><p>The bits and pieces we've seen of the team's childhood make it clear that Sir Reginald Hargreeves' approach to parenting — if you can call it that — was deeply dysfunctional, but most of that unpleasantness has remained shrouded in uncertainty. But now that the team has finally managed to get together — and not be torn apart by the challenges of time travel — we can finally get more of the entertaining dynamic of the whole family bouncing off each other.</p><p>And now that even Sir Reginald has (sort of) been reunited with the team, maybe we can get more of a sense of how that dynamic worked when they were child-celebrity superheroes — and how Sir Reginald really was as a father.</p>