Netflix today announced that The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a fourth and final season. In addition, the streamer will be developing a series based on the video games Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital.
The Umbrella Academy Season 4 will be produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Netflix has also extended its creative partnership with writer, showrunner, director, and executive producer Steve Blackman (The Umbrella Academy, Fargo, Altered Carbon).
Steve 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.”
As part of the agreement, Blackman will write and produce new series and other projects at Netflix under his newly established Irish Cowboy production banner and is currently developing Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital.
Steve Blackman has brought Abbey Morris on board Irish Cowboy as his SVP of Development. Morris was previously an executive for Fabrik Entertainment, where she worked on series such as Bosch, The Killing, American Odyssey, and The Comedians, and produced the true crime show Interrogation.
“Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital are elevated, event-level projects grounded in characters that fans will love and relate to, which are hallmarks of Irish Cowboy productions,” said Blackman. “We’re thrilled to be working with Netflix and all of our partners on developing these ground-breaking stories.”
The Umbrella Academy Season 4 cast set to reprise their roles include Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore. Additional casting news will be announced at a later date.
Horizon Zero Dawn is an 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 has sold over 20 million copies globally across PlayStation 4 and PC. Executive producers include Steve Blackman, Michelle Lovretta, and Abbey Morris; Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions; Jan-Bart van Beek and Ben McCaw of Guerrilla; Roy Lee and Matthew Ball of Vertigo.
The series comes to us in association with Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions and is based on the PlayStation Studios video game created by Guerrilla.
A thriller event series set on the International Space Station, Orbital is an original concept by writers David & Keith Lynch, who will co-create the series with Steve Blackman and direct an episode. Executive producers include Steve Blackman, Abbey Morris, The Lynch Brothers, Dan Lin, Nick Reynolds, and Jonathan Eirich, with co-executive producers Ed Barratt and Richard Wylie.
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games, and comics all over the Internet for over 15 years, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of “Tabletop,” written comic books, and is a contributing author for the 13 books in the “PsychGeeks” series including “Star Wars Psychology.” She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosted the “Legion” podcast.