With the way the third season finished, the fourth season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy was always a full-gone conclusion. Well, not only do we now have confirmation of that fact, but we also know the upcoming season is also gonna be its last.
Nearly as popular as Stranger Things, the news that the end is coming isn’t a nice one for staunch fans of the series. However, in this case, at least the full story will be told, compared to the slew of Netflix titles that get greenlit only to be canceled after a single season, something Netflix is notorious for.
The Story So Far
Releasing in February 2019, the first season proved a gripping and fun experience for Netflix subscribers, the show quickly becoming one of Netflix’s premier shows, alongside Stranger Things. Based on a graphic novel of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bà, the show follows the siblings of The Umbrella Academy, as they try to avert multiple different catastrophes of their own making.
Starring Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, and many more, the show has a huge fanbase and has firmly cemented its place in modern pop culture.
The most recent season featured the cast in an alternate timeline, coming to blows with their counterparts the Sparrow Academy. In yet another attempt to fix things, the third season ends with them in yet another timeline, although this time they now don’t have any powers, and their long-dead sibling Ben is again alive in this timeline. Not much else was given away, but we at least have a bit more news regarding it.
Showrunner Steve Blackman explained the potentially controversial choice for the final season with both Victor and Diego’s ‘untold story’ being the driving factor.
“I want to pose to the viewer and the fan, ‘Would they be happier without their powers?’ I mean, all they do is complain about being who they are,”
“So will Victor, will Diego be happy without it or will they feel like they’re missing an appendage? Will the world not be right for them anymore without powers? Can they be ‘normal’?”
They’re going to be playing a big part in the final season but only time will tell if this massive change will be well received by the fans.
Everything Comes To An End
Earlier today the official Twitter account for the show posted an update, stating that the obvious fourth season was indeed coming, but it is also going to be the last.
Family meeting, Brellies: We're going on a fourth and final adventure. ☂️🖤 pic.twitter.com/0zOYDb6Jwm
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) August 25, 2022
If the response on Twitter is anything to go by, fans are less than enthused knowing their favorite show is coming to an end, but as with anything, it has to end at some point.
With the fourth season being the last one, it points to the creators and showrunners having a full picture of what they want to do, which means unlike many television shows prior to it, we should have a finale that feels fitting and complete, with hopefully no questions or unanswered plot threads.
Of course, that’s just conjecture at this point, but I’m sure we won’t be waiting much longer before we get some more concrete news, as the show seems to be getting ready for production, with a probable release of next year looming on the horizon.
How do you feel knowing The Umbrella Academy is coming to a close? Have you watched the latest season yet, or not bothered at all with it?
Source: Umbrella Academy Official Twitter