Even if the fourth season of The Umbrella Academy hasn’t been officially greenlit just yet, we can pretty much guarantee that we’ll be catching up with the Hargreeves siblings in the not too distant future.
The most recent batch of episodes has left us with a lot of questions, especially in light of the post-credits scene that was included in season 3. We have put up a guide on what we believe will be in store for the superpowered siblings while we wait for Netflix to formally confirm that the program will be renewed.
Below, we have speculated on when the release date would be, as well as the narrative points that we think will be covered by the fourth season.
Keep scrolling to find out all that we know so far about The Umbrella Academy season 4; however, be warned that there are huge spoilers for The Umbrella Academy season 3 ahead, so proceed with caution if you haven’t finished watching the new episodes yet.
Date of Release for the Fourth Season of the Umbrella Academy
In the third season of The Umbrella Academy, Justin H. Min plays the role of Ben Hargreeves.
Since the fourth season of The Umbrella Academy has not been commissioned as of yet, it is hard to speculate when it might become available on Netflix.
On the other hand, we are able to make a prediction: there was a hiatus of slightly less than two years between seasons 2 and 3, and there was a break of approximately one and a half years between seasons 1 and 2.
Since Season 3 was released in June of 2022, this indicates that we should anticipate additional episodes to arrive between the months of December 2023 and June 2024. The storyline for Umbrella Academy season 4
Without a teaser or synopsis, it’s difficult to speculate about what will happen in The Umbrella Academy season 4, but the way that season 3 came to a close offers us a pretty clear sense of some of the potential storylines that could be explored.
For one thing, we will see the consequences of the Hargreeves’ decision to reset the universe in the final episode of the third season.
In addition, a sequence that occurs after the credits gives the impression that Umbrella Ben has returned; nevertheless, Sparrow Ben is still present, which further complicates the situation.
Perhaps we’ll even get some more answers on how Umbrella Ben actually passed away. Abigail, Reginald’s deceased wife, also appears to have returned from the dead, while Luther searches for Sloane, who vanished at the end of season 3 and has not been seen since.
Since Ray, the man Alison was married to in 1963, makes an appearance in the present day at the end of season 3, we can assume that this has something to do with it, and we may find out how Reginald was able to make this happen. It is likely that we will learn the terms of the deal that Reginald made with Alison.
Oh, and we also have a good idea that there is some kind of catastrophe that will bring about the end of the world on the horizon as well. Read our article about the conclusion of the third season of The Umbrella Academy for more information.
Cast members of The Umbrella Academy’s fourth season
It is difficult to imagine The Umbrella Academy without the Hargreeves siblings, so it seems safe to assume that
- Elliot Page (Viktor),
- Tom Hopper (Luther),
- David Castaeda (Diego),
- Emmy Raver-Lampman (Alison),
- Robert Sheehan (Klaus),
- and Aidan Gallagher (Five) will return, as well as Justin H. Min.
It appears that Colm Feore will reprise his role as Reginald Hargreeves, despite the fact that the conclusion of season 3 gave the impression that Reginald’s late wife Abigail had returned from the grave. Abigail was portrayed by Liisa Repo-Martell in her brief cameo during season 1.
It is highly likely that Ritu Arya will reprise her role as Lila, the Handler’s adopted daughter who is also Diego’s romantic interest. Additionally, it appears like Yusuf Gatewood will reprise his role as Ray, Alison’s husband from 1963.
And then there’s Genesis Rodriguez, who plays Sloane, one of the last Sparrows along with Ben – she vanished at the conclusion of season 3, so it’s unknown whether she’s still alive and whether she’ll be returning for a hypothetical fourth season. Sloane is one of the remaining Sparrows, along with Ben.
What Is the plot of the Fourth Season of Umbrella Academy?
Despite the certainty that there would be a new apocalypse for the team to face, nothing is known about the current state of the globe and what could happen to the group.
We only know that none of them has their former abilities, which could spell disaster if the end of the world reappears.
Luther is currently on a journey to find his wife Sloan, who mysteriously did not appear through the elevator doors with the rest of the gang following his wedding (and subsequent death and subsequent resurrection).
Diego and Lila appear eager and satisfied to live a normal life, but can they genuinely do so after years of being formidable superheroes?
Allison was taken to a new universe alongside Claire and Ray at the same time; is she living or dead? We suspect that she has moved on to her own personal heaven, and if she is yanked out of it, we don’t believe she will take it well. Especially considering the previous course she was following.
Viktor will also have to adjust to life without Allison, his best friend and the sibling he was arguably closest to before and after his transformation. As he adjusts to his new existence, and not simply the new world, he may discover love or start a family. We will find out shortly.
Then there’s Reginald Hargreeves, who has finally reunited with his deceased wife, making his entire thinking process of why he was tampering with time and space itself oddly romantic.