‘The Umbrella Academy’ Star Says Season 3 Deviates From The Comics

The Umbrella Academy has been a hit on Netflix since its debut on the streaming platform in 2019. The superhero series, based on the comic book of the same name, centers on a group of misfit superhero siblings who attempt to save the world from an impending apocalypse.

Two seasons have aired and a third has been greenlit since November 2020, but filming complications arose as a result of COVID, ultimately leading to delays. Season 3 is slated to officially release this year, and actor Emmy Raver-Lampman revealed, in a chat with Collider, that it features a huge shift towards the comics. The actress said:

We run next to graphic novels, but I don’t think [creator] Steve [Blackman] is indebted at all to graphic novels. “I think there will always be a connection there, but the more we get into The Umbrella Academy, the TV show, I think it’s finding its own way. It’s finding its own way, which is exciting… This third season we’re really, really doing our own thing, and I think the show has found some really cool storylines to follow and explore.

Raver-Lampman stars as Allison Hargreeves/The Rumor/Number Three, a mind-controlling celebrity who can warp reality. Tom Hopper, David Casteñada, Robert Sheehan and Aidan Gallagher round out the main superhero cast. The show was created by Steve Blackman and developed by Jeremy Slater. While Blackman once revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that the show won’t stray too far from the comics, it looks like big changes are on the way for Season 3.

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