Many fan-favorite shows will be returning for fresh seasons in 2022. The Umbrella Academy, based on Gerard Way’s Dark Horse comic of the same name, is one of those shows, and its third season begins on June 22. This season, star Elliot Page has published a fresh first-look shot of his character. Page turned to Twitter to introduce Viktor Hargreeves to his admirers.
The image he posted is straightforward. It’s Viktor, and he’s looking up at something at a packed diner. He’s probably watching the news on TV, and hopefully it’s not about his family. However, given prior events, it is highly likely that it has everything to do with them. “Meet Viktor Hargreeves,” the caption reads, with a purple umbrella emoji to cap off the statement. It’s unclear where the program will take Viktor’s character (formerly known as Vanya) this season.
The Umbrella Academy as a whole is now in a different timeline. They may have averted the 1963 apocalypse, but in true Umbrella form, when they returned to the current day, they fouled everything up again. They must now reconcile with the new timeframe they have found themselves in while contending with a different version of their family, The Sparrow Academy.
In the last two seasons, Viktor has been through a lot. He began as the lone Hargreeves sibling without any powers before becoming the most powerful of them all. He was so powerful that he unintentionally triggered the apocalypse. As a result of all of this, it’ll be interesting to see how Page and the authors continue to develop Viktor.
Other Academy members played by Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaeda, Robert Sheehan, Justin H. Min, Colm Feore, Aidan Gallagher, and Ritu Arya rejoin Page. This season’s new cast members include Justin Cornwell, Cazzie David, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez, Britne Oldford, and Javon Walton.
The Umbrella Academy‘s first two seasons were a quirky yet emotionally nuanced treat, bolstered by superb action and satisfying needle drops. Page is at the heart of this series’ astronomical popularity. He is probably the show’s emotional core/spirit, and the new season appears to feature more of what viewers have enjoyed about the series so far.
On June 22nd, Netflix will air Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy.
You can see Viktor‘s first look image down below.