Last Wednesday, June 22, the third season of The Umbrella Academy premiered on Netflix, which just as it happened in the second season has continued to add and improve itself even more.
This season features 10 new episodes and begins with the members of the Umbrella Academy returning home completely convinced that they have averted the apocalypse. But they couldn’t be more wrong. As we already know, the series constantly confronts the seven protagonists with the tough task of having to save the world from an apocalypse. And as you might expect, it gets more and more complicated.
Although this style of storytelling can be frustrating for viewers because of its repetitiveness, The Umbrella Academy manages to keep the audience more hooked episode after episode and season after season. This third installment is packed with new plots, characters and spectacular settings, some taken from the very comics the series is inspired by.
The narrative plot of the new episodes will focus on answering many of the questions that have plagued the Hargreeves brothers from the beginning, as well as discovering why the end of the world seems to haunt them regardless of the reality or timeline in which they find themselves. All of course without leaving aside the theme of the family as something universal, and The Umbrella Academy strives to send the message that the family can be chosen and that together they are able to move forward no matter how many flaws they each have and no matter how many problems they face.
One of the most noticeable changes this season deals with the character of Viktor, who, like the actor who plays him in real life, has begun his transition. This, in addition to bringing visibility to the Trans collective, has also managed to incorporate the theme of neutral pronouns in the series. All thanks to Elliot Page and the show’s commitment to respecting her gender identity.
Be that as it may, it is clear after the third season that The Umbrella Academy continues to raise the bar higher and higher, and even if the world ends time and time again, the series’ protagonists will be there to keep saving it. In fact, the success of this latest season has been such that a fourth is already being rumored. We can only wait and see what happens to the Hargreeves brothers.