AVClub reports Netflix just renewed The Umbrella Academy for a third season. Based on a 2007 comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the series follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes trying to save the world while struggling with their numerous personal problems. Created by Steve Blackman (Altered Carbon, Fargo) and developed by Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist, Death Note), The Umbrella Academy first aired in 2019. The second season followed in 2020. Its cast includes David Castañeda (Sicario: Day of the Soldado), Colm Feore (The Chronicles of Riddick), Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper (Black Sails), Ellen Page (Inception), Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan (Misfits), and Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy).
Meanwhile, HBO canceled horror series The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel. Frankly, that’s quite a relief since the show tells a self-contained story. King’s novel was adapted into a limited series by Richard Price, best known for TV shows like The Wire and The Night Of. The Outsider follows detectives investigating grisly murders in rural Georgia and the killer who may be a supernatural monster. The show’s excellent cast includes Jason Bateman (Ozark), Bill Camp (Molly’s Game), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz), Cynthia Erivo (Widows), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), and Mare Winningham (American Horror Story). King himself mentioned that scripts for the second season are ready, so there’s a possibility of the series being shopped to other TV networks and streaming services.