‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 4 Greenlit; Blackman On ‘Orbital’ and ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’

Showrunner Steve Blackman is a busy guy as he is developing two new series at Netflix and finishing another.

Showrunner Steve Blackman is a busy guy as he is developing two new series at Netflix and finishing another.

'The Umbrella Academy' Season 4 Greenlit; Blackman On 'Orbital' and 'Horizon Zero Dawn'

Netflix announces The Umbrella Academy Season 4 and that showrunner Steve Blackman is developing two new series for the streaming service with the space thriller Orbital and the video game adaptation Horizon Zero Dawn

Following Season 3, which was controversial for a lot of fans, The Umbrella Academy Season 4 will be the final season for the show.

Details include Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan (starring in the new Red Sonja movie), Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore will be back reprising their roles.

“Family meeting, Brellies: We’re going on a fourth and final adventure,” tweeted the official show Twitter account.

Last we saw of the Umbrella Academy, they again stepped into a brand-new timeline, but this time, without their powers. The siblings decided they all had enough and decided to go their own separate ways (minus Allison and Sloane), but that timeline’s Reginald happened to be the all-seeing would-be father keeping a watchful eye out on his children.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3
The Umbrella Academy Season 3

The Umbrella Academy features a new timeline

Blackman talked The Umbrella Academy Season 4 with Netflix.

“The siblings are always up for a challenge. This new timeline has been dictated by Hargreeves, who reprogrammed the Universe at the end of the Season 3 finale. But because of Allison’s actions, he didn’t get to finish what he started before Allison pressed the reset button,” explained Blackman.

Blackman continued, “So, the siblings losing their powers isn’t going to be the only oddity in this timeline. There are new enemies who want to see them wiped out of existence, but how do they manage without their powers? Is there even a way to get them back? The stakes have never been greater.”

What about Ben?

“Let’s be clear — that is Sparrow Ben. The question you should really be asking yourself is what the f-ck is he doing on a Korean subway train reading a book about pottery? Odd, right? Of course, it is!” said Blackman. “This is the Umbrella Academy. As every good Umbrella fan knows, no moment in the show exists in isolation. Everything we see has meaning. And this moment is no exception. Ben has a reason to be there… but you’ll have to wait until Season 4 to understand why.”

horizin zero dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn

Steve Blackman developing Orbital and Horizon Zero Dawn

Regarding Steve Blackman on Orbital and Horizon Zero Dawn, Orbital is a thriller event series set on the International Space Station, and is an original concept by writers David & Keith Lynch, who will co-create the series with Steve Blackman and direct an episode.

Horizon Zero Dawn is based on the video game of the same name and is described as epic sci-fi adventure series set a thousand years in the future, in a strange and beautiful world full of primitive tribes and high-tech machines, all built on the bones of the ‘Old Ones’ – the ruins of our present-day United States.

The disaster that destroyed our world is long forgotten, but when these formerly peaceful machines mysteriously turn into dangerous hunters of all life, a young outcast named Aloy discovers that the only chance to save her world is to fight to uncover what happened to ours.

Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital are on the surface very different shows from each other and from The Umbrella Academy. One takes place a thousand years in the future, in a world completely remade by massive machines. The other is set near present-day on a space station,” Blackman told Netflix. 

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