The Umbrella Academy has returned to production a little sooner than we thought as the fourth and final season of the hit Netflix series officially began filming this Wednesday (February 1) in Toronto, Canada. As per the official schedule, it was expected to begin filming on the upcoming Monday (Feb 6).
The news of filming start came via none other than the showrunner Steve Blackman himself, who confirmed it via an Instagram post, a few hours back. He wrote, "Here. We. GO!!! One last time." The filming will take more than three months to officially wrap up on May 19, 2023. Neville Kidd is directing the sixth episode of Season 4. Jeremy Webb will be also directing a few episodes this season.
As previously reported by us, which was officially confirmed by Steve Blackman, the fourth and final season will only have six episodes in total, making it the shortest season of the show. However, the short-season decision was not a surprise as when the show was renewed for Season 4, it was confirmed that it will be shorter as the creators will be moving to a new project which also belongs to Netflix.
Earlier, creator Steve Blackman revealed the title of the first episode of Season 4, which will be titled, "The Unbearable Tragedy of Getting What You Want." The episode is written by Steve Blackman and Jesse McKeown and will be directed by Jeremy Webb. Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore will reprise their roles in the superpowered dysfunctional family in Season 4.
In the Season 3 finale, everyone except Allison steps on the seven-star symbol, which activates the reset button but drains their powers. Allison kills Reginald and presses the reset button after realizing the process is killing them. Allison is reunited with Claire and Ray in the new universe, the Hotel Obsidian is gone, Luther is alive and no longer an ape-man, Five and Diego's severed limbs are recovered, Sloane is missing, and everyone has lost their powers. As the siblings divide, a resurrected Reginald surveys the city, which is now under his command, alongside his wife Abigail, who has resurrected. Ben rides the Seoul subway, which is similar to the one on which he was born, in a mid-credits scene.
In Season 3, after averting the apocalypse of 1963, the Umbrella Academy returns to the present, certain that they avoided the original apocalypse and repaired this godforsaken timeline once and for all. However, after a brief celebration, they find that things aren't quite as they left them. Then there's the Sparrow Academy. The Sparrows, who are smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, instantly clash with the Umbrellas in a violent confrontation that turns out to be the least of everyone's concerns. Having navigated their obstacles, losses, and surprises – as well as dealing with an unexplained destructive force wreaking havoc in the Universe - all they need to do now is persuade Dad's new and maybe better family to assist them in repairing the damage caused by their arrival.
Steve Blackman is the creator and showrunner while also serving as executive producer alongside Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Jesse McKeown. Co-executive producers are Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the creators of the graphic novels that inspired this series. The show is produced for Netflix by UCP, a part of Universal Studio Group.
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