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‘The Umbrella Academy’ 4th & Final Season Gets August Premiere Date On Netflix

The loveable (and highly dysfunctional) superpowered family return, one last time

by Dave Elliott

Netflix has set an August premiere date for the return of the loveable (and highly dysfunctional) superpowered family The Umbrella Academy for their 4th and final season.

The wonderfully weird family superhero drama is based in a reality where, on the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Season 1 saw the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and having to work as a team once more to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

The third season, which aired way back in 2022 saw the gang having to save the world from yet another impending apocalypse. However, this time, they also had to contend with the fact that the Earth they arrived back to following their season two time-travel adventures had changed things. This meant Luther (Tom Hopper), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Klaus (Robert Sheehan), Diego (David Castañeda), Viktor (Elliot Page) and Number Five’s (Aidan Gallagher) returned to find “The Umbrella Academy” had been replaced by “The Sparrow Academy”, complete with a very much alive (albeit very different) Ben (Justin H. Min)!

(SPOILERS FOR SEASON 3) When we left our heroes at the end of last season, the apocalypse which was “eating” the world caused by a kugelblitz (aka black hole) had been averted, however, the resulting new reality had left the remaining Umbrella & Sparrow Academy siblings powerless.

Joining the returning lead cast for season four are Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, The Last Of Us) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) who play doctors Gene and Jean Thibedeau, a married pair of community college professors from New Mexico who wear sensible footwear and suffer from the most extreme case of deja vu this timeline has ever seen. Also joining is David Cross (Arrested Development) as Sy Grossman, an upstanding, shy business owner and family man desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter, who will stop at nothing to get her back. Colm Feore also reprises his role as Sir Reginald Hargreeves.

Steve Blackman returns as showrunner and exec producer, with Jeff F. King as EP and director. Keith Goldberg, Mike Richardson, and Jeremy Webb also EP, with comic creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá as co-exec producers. The series is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, for Netflix.

The Umbrella Academy‘ Season 4 will be six episodes, and premieres Thursday, 8th August 2024 on Netflix UK and worldwide.

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