The popularity of two seasons of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ has left fans craving for more. The American TV show’s ardent fans are busy dissecting the possible twists that could be unveiled in the season 3. Let’s take a look at some of them!
One of the most popular Netflix shows ‘The Umbrella Academy’ came to a halt and left its spectators with a frustrating cliffhanger. The American superhero web television series released its first season in February 2019. A year later, in July, the second season of the TV show was released which showcased many twisted scenarios that were featured around the superhero adopted siblings. Sadly, the two amazing seasons have left many Netflix binge-watchers and ardent fans of the show with many unanswered questions.
If you’re one of them, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
- Is there a season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’?
- ‘The Umbrella Academy’ is based on?
- What is the Sparrow Academy?
Is there a season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’?
The most important question of the hour is this: Is there a season 3? There are only two seasons available on Netflix currently, and there has been no formal announcement from the Netflix team nor the show’s creators regarding a third season. Given the show’s popularity, one can certainly speculate that season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ will surely be in the picture. However, just like most shows filming has been delayed due to the pandemic, season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ may also take longer to get confirmed.
The anticipation of the future of the Hargreeves has led several fans into Reddit wars over the fate of the show. Despite no confirmation, rumour mills have mentioned a release date around the end of next year.
‘The Umbrella Academy’ is based on?
‘The Umbrella Academy’ is inspired by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s comic series of the same name. If the cerebrum of your brain has already decided to find out thefuture of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ through the comic book, then you might want to hold onto that thought. Season 2 of the twisted series follows the comic book arc but manages to portray nothing like it.
Though the end of the season also hinted at many elements from the latest series, ‘Hotel Oblivion’, without going into many details. It is also being speculated that Steve Blackman’s development of several new characters might just lead to more twists in the future seasons.
So, without stalling further, let’s jump into the many fan theories that have been floating around the future of ‘The Umbrella Academy’.
What is the Sparrow Academy?
‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 ended on a note that reminded many of the beginning of the series. In the pilot episode, we saw forty-three women give birth at the same time. But we have been introduced only to eight. Hence, the shadow figures, at the end of the second series, of the Sparrow Academy are speculated to be the other kids with special powers. The comic book series also attributes to this theory.
The entire two seasons of the show did not reveal the cause of Ben’s death. We only get to learn that Ben died in an accident during an Umbrella Academy mission which can be reckoned to be the cause of the rift between the siblings. According to a fan theory, Ben’s death was intentional and Reginald’s fault. Ben was nicknamed ‘the horror’ which in the future of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ might have been too much for Reginald Hargreeves. We do remember how Vanya was treated and what it led to at the end of season 1.
Will Ben be in season 3?
A major respite for Ben’s fans came with the unexpected end of season 2 when the Sparrow Academy was revealed, which included Ben, and he appeared to be the leader of this new superhero group! But where are the other siblings?
The look on the Hargreeves siblings after seeing the Sparrow Academy suggests that they have messed up the timeline to the point where they were never brought together. Reginald put together the Sparrow Academy as a reaction to meeting the children in the ’60s.
A big reveal in season 2 was that Grace isn’t just a robot mom, she’s a human who was the love interest of Reginald. However, after discovering his involvement surrounding the JFK assassination, she leaves him. The little compassion that comes to Reginald can easily be credited to Grace. But with the new timeline, there is a possibility that there’s no mom at all and this might lead to more discipline in the academy than before.
Season 3 will have to make further revelations about Reginald’s alien face (remember?), Lila Pitts’ escape, the Handler’s (Kate Walsh) future involvement, and Harlan who retained Vanya’s powers in the end. Well, we can’t wait for the third season, especially with so many plots to unravel. Do you have any fan theories? Do share them with us in the comments section below!