The release window for the highly anticipated return of the fourth and final season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy has been announced.
A promotional video, posted to Twitter, has tantalisingly teased the final season with the caption: “On October 1, 1989, our extraordinary super-powered babies were born. In 2024, they return [umbrella emoji] happy birthday brellies.”
on october 1, 1989, our extraordinary super-powered babies were born. in 2024, they return ☂️ happy birthday brellies 🖤 pic.twitter.com/Ubep3fUJpP
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) October 1, 2023
The video depicts the cast from the dark fantasy superhero series in front of a “Happy Birthday” backdrop, conducting a variety of different birthday activities – including hitting a pinata.
The Umbrella Academy is based on the Dark Horse Comics created by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. The smash drama follows a dysfunctional superpowered family who reunite after the mysterious death of their father.
The Netflix series stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H Min, Ritu Arya and Colm Feore.
The fourth and final season was confirmed for renewal in August 2022.
To mark the end of this adventure, the streamer revealed earlier this year that Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) and David Cross (Arrested Development) have joined the season, which is currently filming in Toronto.
Cross will star 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.”
Real-life married couple Offerman and Mullally will play Drs. Gene and Jean Tibedeau, “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.”
Upon this announcement Steve Blackman, showrunner, teased an “amazing” concluding chapter when the series was renewed last year.
“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,” Blackman said in a statement.
“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.”
The final season is coming in 2024.