The Umbrella Academy Season 4 - Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer And More Info

The superpowered Hargreeves siblings (aka the Umbrella Academy) have saved the world three times now and can't seem to stop winding up in an altered timeline, but will they be able to do it again in their last hurrah? The original Netflix series exists in a world where one day in 1989, 43 infants were born at random to mothers who showed no signs of being pregnant that day before. Eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) managed to adopt seven of them and train them to be a part of a superhero faction called the Umbrella Academy. The siblings each have various powers and personalities, but this dysfunctional family finds a way to work together no matter what. After all, the universe depends on them.

First premiering on the streamer in February of 2019, "The Umbrella Academy" was a fast hit, with fans and critics alike enjoying the high-octane action mixed with bombastic humor and a whole lotta heart. With such a big cast, the series also provided plenty of opportunities for fans to choose which one of the siblings was their favorite, building a passionate fandom almost immediately. It certainly helped that the show is based on an already popular comic book series, but seeing the stories play out in live-action with some crucial changes has kept it feeling fresh and exciting.

Heading into its final season, here's everything we know so far about "The Umbrella Academy" Season 4.

When does The Umbrella Academy Season 4 premiere?

"The Umbrella Academy" can stop the world from ending again and again, but their Netflix series is coming to a close. And now, we know exactly when we'll see the final adventure of the Hargreeves family. Season 4 of "The Umbrella Academy" will hit the streamer on August 8, 2024, and all six episodes will be available to binge on the same day. Yeah, that's right — sadly, this time around, there will only be six episodes as opposed to the usual 10. However, showrunner Steve Blackman promised fans on X (formerly known as Twitter) that while the fourth season might be shorter, we're "going to love" each and every episode left in the series. And at Netflix's 2023 Geeked Week, the show's cast promised that things will be "sexy," "wacky," and feature "the usual amount of mayhem" that we all expect from these lovable, dysfunctional characters.

What are the plot details of The Umbrella Academy Season 4?

At the end of "The Umbrella Academy" Season 3, the Hargreeves siblings killed their father, Sir Reginald, before hitting a big red button on a machine inside the interdimensional Hotel Obsidian, and everything went black. Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) wakes up in a taxi pulling up to a home she shares with Ray (Yusuf Gatewood), a man she met and fell in love with when they were zapped into the 1960s in Season 2, and their daughter Claire asleep in her bed. The rest of the team steps out of an elevator at the Obsidian Memorial Plaza, which they see was donated by Reginald Hargreeves on October 1, 1989. Sir Reginald is watching it all unfold from a skyscraper, and the entire city looks to be under his control. Additionally, his wife Abigail (Liisa Repo-Martell) is still alive.

So what happens next? Well, according to the official plot synopsis from Netflix, "The Hargreeves siblings have scattered after the climactic showdown at the Hotel Oblivion. ... Stripped of their powers, each is left to fend for themselves and find a new normal — with wildly varying degrees of success." Of course, their new lives will be turned upside down largely thanks to their dear old dad, who's running "a powerful and nefarious business empire." The synopsis also lets us know that "a mysterious association known as the Keepers holds clandestine meetings believing the reality they're living in is a lie and a great reckoning is coming." With these new forces at play, the Hargreeves will have to join forces and risk their new lives to once again save everyone and everything.

Who is in the cast of The Umbrella Academy Season 4?

The Hargreeves family will once again return, including Viktor Hargreeves (Elliot Page), Luther Hargreeves (Tom Hopper), Diego Hargreeves (David Castañeda), Klaus Hargreeves (Robert Sheehan), Number Five (Aidan Gallagher), Allison Hargreeves (Emmy Raver-Lampman), and Ben Hargreeves (Justin H. Min). Ritu Arya will also be returning as Lila Pitts, as will Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves, and Liisa Repo-Martell as Abigail. But Season 4 will also see the addition of David Cross, Nick Offerman, and Megan Mullally to the cast.

According to the official press release, Offerman and Mullaly are set to play a mild-mannered married couple named Jean and Gene who are college professors, while David Cross will play 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.

Has The Umbrella Academy released a trailer for season 4?

Set to the ominously titled song "The Final Countdown," the trailer for "The Umbrella Academy" Season 4 finds our heroes scattered across this new timeline. We see Ben getting out of prison, Viktor working in a bar, and Diego driving a minivan and sporting a very middle-age dad mustache. And of course, there are plenty of sibling squabbles along the way.

Unfortunately, the Hargreeves kids are shaken from their new lives by some very sinister forces, which seem to include a creepy subway station, a machine gun-wielding Santa, a fast food restaurant where the employees are packing heat, and the always evil Reginald Hargreeves. "You children bicker constantly," he says at one point, to which Viktor replies, "Yeah, and we drive each other crazy. But when things go to hell, they're there for me." There's nothing more powerful than family after all — except maybe Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally line dancing.

Who are the writers and producers of The Umbrella Academy Season 4?

"The Umbrella Academy" is based on the Dark Horse Comics series written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance fame and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. However, the series was created by Steve Blackman, who also serves as executive producer and showrunner under his Netflix overall deal. Jeremy Slater developed the series. Jesse McKeown, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Scott Stuber, and Beau Bauman also executive produce, while Way and Bá serve as co-executive producers. The series is produced for Netflix by UCP.

As of publication, Steve Blackman and Jesse McKeown are the only two confirmed writers, but the series does employ a writers room, so there will be more names added as they become available. We also know that Paco Cabezas directed the fourth episode of the season and that the sixth and final episode, titled "End of the Beginning", was directed by Cabezas and written by Steve Blackman.

What is The Umbrella Academy rated?

The first two seasons of "The Umbrella Academy" were rated TV-14, for "material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age," which was mostly some sexual innuendos, swearing, and action fight sequences. The third season kicked things up a bit and was rated TV-MA, featuring "crude indecent language, explicit sexual activity, and graphic violence." This essentially means the series isn't recommended for audiences younger than 17, but unless a Netflix account has parental controls set up, there will certainly be youngins watching the series. The rating for Season 4 has yet to be made public, but considering this is the final season, it's likely going to go out with a TV-MA bang.