'Umbrella Academy' Season 3: What the Cast and Crew Have Revealed

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 may not have been renewed yet by Netflix, but that has not stopped its cast and crew giving a preview of what could happen if there is more of the show. After the season finale (spoilers ahead) saw the team return to a very different 2019, the show is going to explore exactly what the Sparrow Academy is and how it links to the newly alive Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Fiore). If the show gets another season, it will also explore the stories of some more of the 43 people born with superpowers of October 1, 1989.

What the cast and crew have said about The Umbrella Academy Season 3

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead for The Umbrella Academy Season 2 and the Umbrella Academy comic books.

The return of Reginald Hargreeves

In a wide-ranging interview with TV Guide about what would happen in Season 3, series creator Steve Blackman hinted that the Reginald Hargreeves we meet is not quite the same on we have seen throughout The Umbrella Academy so far.

He said: "If you look carefully, he's our Hargreeves, but he looks a little different."

He later added: "My Season 3 goal for Hargreeves...is to learn much more about his backstory. Who really is Hargreeves? What is his agenda? What is the purpose of these kids? In knowing Hargreeves, we will know more about the origin story of these kids, hopefully."

However, this new Hargreeves may still allow the team the opportunity to work out some of their daddy issues. Blackman went on to hint: "It would be a good guess if we get another season that they have a chance to try to work out their issues."

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'The Umbrella Academy' Season 3 sees the return of Reginald Hargreeves Netflix

The Sparrow Academy

When The Umbrella Academy members return to 2019, Hargreeves does not recognize them and is instead in charge of something called The Sparrow Academy.

In the comic books, written by My Chemical Romance's Gerald Way, this group is a rival band of superheroes who come to The Umbrella Academy's aid. According to Way, the organization is made up of some of the other people born on October 1, 1989.

Way said to Forbes: "The series finally starts to answer the question: 'What about the other babies born on that day, in that moment?' The Umbrella Academy siblings are not alone in the world anymore."

This would not be the first of this group the Hargreeves siblings have met. At the end of Season 2, it was discovered that Lila (Ritu Arya) was also born on the same date.

However, she disappears with one of the time travel briefcases at the end of the season, and so far we do not know where she has gone. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Arya said of this: "I think she just wants to get away from them. Whatever time period that is, wherever in the world it is, as long as it's not that moment it doesn't really matter."

A prison in space

Though most viewers of the finale were focusing on The Sparrow Academy, some eagle-eyed viewers have noticed a mysterious floating cube, of which Blackman said to TV Guide: I think [the cube's purpose] will be revealed in Season 3, if we're lucky enough to be picked up."

In the comics, a cube in space is the repository for all of the villains vanquished by The Umbrella Academy, meaning that the show could be hinting that the team will be facing some major villains from their past if the show returns.

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The Umbrella Academy is set to meet some of the people they share a birthday with in Season 3 Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix

Back to the '80s

While Season 1 was set mostly in 2019 and Season 2 took place in the early 1960s, Season 3 could bridge the gap and see the team head to their own early years.

This was first hinted by Luther actor Tom Hopper, who said to GamesRadar: "I'd like to do the Eighties, actually."

Though this could just be his hope for Season 3, there are some clues that this is where we are heading in Season 3. After all, Season 2 established that two versions of the same person could co-exist when Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) met his younger self—though it might cause some major Paradox Psychosis.

Plus, if the show is going to feature more of the October 1, 1989 children, then it makes sense that we will go back in time to then.

The overarching theme of Season 3

Blackman ended his TV Guide interview with a summation of what the first two seasons were about and where the show will go in Season 3.

He said: "The first season was meet the family. Season 2 was get to know the family. Season 3 is, who are we and where did we come from? What are we as superheroes?"

The Umbrella Academy Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming now on Netflix.