Netflix to end ‘Umbrella Academy’, strikes expanded deal with Steve Blackman

The Umbrella Academy

Netflix is bringing the curtain down on superhero drams The Umbrella Academy, with a fourth and a final season.

The series will be produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, while the global streamer has also stuck an extended creative deal with the show’s creator, Steve Blackman.

As part of the agreement, Blackman will write and produce new projects via his newly established Irish Cowboy production banner, with series Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital in development.

Blackman said: “I’m so excited that the incredibly loyal fans of The Umbrella Academy will be able to experience the fitting end to the Hargreeves siblings’ journey we began five years ago. But before we get to that conclusion, we’ve got an amazing story ahead for season four, one that will have fans on the edge of their seats until the final minutes.”

He described Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital as “elevated, event-level projects grounded in characters that fans will love and relate to”.

The showrunner has also named Abbey Morris as SVP of development at Irish Cowboy, following stints at Bosch producer Fabrik Entertainment, which had been owned by Red Arrow Studios prior to the sale of its US assets to Peter Chernin’s The North Road Company.

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