Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy is currently in production, but star Tom Hopper warns that the new episodes will take longer to complete than usual. The show is based on Gerard Way’s popular comic books. Season 2 of the show will premiere on Netflix in July 2020, with production beginning in February.
The Umbrella Academy is a superhero story about seven adopted superpowered siblings tasked with saving the world. Elliot Page plays Vanya Hargreeves, Robert Sheehan plays Klaus Hargreeves, Emmy Raver-Lampman plays Allison Hargreeves, Tom Hopper plays Luther Hargreeves, Aidan Gallagher plays Number Five, and David Castaneda plays Diego Hargreeves. The Umbrella Academy’s first two seasons defied genre conventions.
The shooting schedule for The Umbrella Academy has been impacted by COVID-19 protocols and will take slightly longer to complete. Hopper, who portrays the strong, yet silent, apelike Luther in the series, provided some insight into the season 3 progress. The Resident Evil actor revealed in an interview with Collider that “the shoot will be significantly longer” as a result of the new COVID-19 safety rules implemented on set. Due to the new protocols, the cast and crew will be working shorter shoot days, which will result in the season filming taking twice as long. As Hopper put it:
To begin, the COVID protocols require shorter days, which means that the actual duration of the shoot will be significantly longer. However, we are very close to the beginning. We’re not quite there yet, and there’s a long way to go, but it’s encouraging. The great thing is that the material is incredible and the work is incredible, which means that every day on set is a joy and a lot of fun.Tom Hopper
Season 3 of Umbrella Academy Filming Begins With Image Teasing Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy ended on a cliffhanger, leaving fans to speculate on the show’s future direction. According to a popular theory, the new season will focus on the Sparrow Academy storyline from the comics. Of course, there is also the possibility that Reginald Hargreeves is somehow connected to the show’s anarchy. Additionally, Gallagher, who portrays Number Five, is maturing. When the show premiered, the actor was 14 years old. When the show returns, hopefully, he will not appear to be a fully grown adult, which could jeopardize the show’s continuity and his own eternal youth.
While having to wait for answers may be frustrating for many, a positive takeaway from this development is that Netflix is taking on-set safety seriously in the face of this ongoing pandemic. While it may be some time before these questions are answered and other possible Hargreeves timelines are revealed, there is some good news: Hopper will appear on the big screen in Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which opens in theaters on November 24.