Netflix has renewed The Umbrella Academy for a fourth and final season. The news was announced by the streaming service early Thursday morning. The Netflix Geeked account tweeted, “gather ’round, Brellies. we’re going to embark on our fourth and final adventure.”
The renewal comes a little over a month after Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy premiered. Season 3 reportedly opened at #1 in Netflix’s English-language TV weekly rankings having pulled in 124.5 million hours viewed. It also spent five weeks in the Top 10 on Netflix. While the official renewal wasn’t announced until today, Deadline reports that the season has already “largely been written.”
Steve Blackman, who helped launch the series, will remain on board as the showrunner for the final season. Confirmed to reprise their roles for Season 4 are Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore.
In a statement to the press, Blackman noted his excitement over being able to get the Hargreeves siblings a proper send-off. “I’m so excited that the incredibly loyal fans of The Umbrella Academy will be able to experience the fitting end to the Hargreeves siblings’ journey we began five years ago,” he said. “But before we get to that conclusion, we’ve got an amazing story ahead for season four, one that will have fans on the edge of their seats until the final minutes.”
Executive producing the hit Netflix series alongside Blackman are Jesse McKeown, who also serves as co-showrunner, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Scott Stuber and Beau Bauman. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá who created the comic book series on which the Netflix show is based serve as co-executive producers.