Netflix Renews David Castañeda’s “The Umbrella Academy” for Fourth & Final Season

David Castañeda has one final year at the Academy

Netflix has picked up a fourth season of The Umbrella Academy, starring the 32-year-old Mexican-American actor. It will be the superhero series’ last.

David Castañeda The Umbrella AcademyThe renewal comes a month after the Season 3 premiere of the comic-based drama, which opened at No. 1 in Netflix’s English-language TV weekly rankings with 124.5M hours viewed and spent five weeks in the Top 10.

The new season of the series, produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, has been largely written, according to Deadline.com.

Steve Blackman, who has steered The Umbrella Academy from the start, is returning as executive producer and showrunner.

The Umbrella Academy cast members set to reprise their roles in Season 4 include Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore.

Not on the list are Season 3 series regulars Adam Godley, Genesis Rodriguez and Britne Oldford whose characters’ fates were left uncertain in the Season 3 finale.

“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,” Blackman said. “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.”

The Umbrella Academy launched in 2019 as one of Netflix’s Top 3 most popular series of the year.

David Castañeda to Star in Peacock’s Drama Series “Poker Face”

David Castañeda has a real poker face

The 32-year-old Mexican American actor has joined the cast of Natasha Lyonne and Rian Johnson series Poker Face at Peacock.

David Castañeda

Lyonne will lead the drama series, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephanie Hsu also set to appear along with Castañeda.

Plot and character details for the series are being kept largely under wraps, though sources say the series will follow a procedural format and see Lyonne’s character working to solve different murders in each episode.

Poker Face received a 10-episode order at Peacock in March 2021. Johnson created the series and executive produces via T-Street Productions. MRC Television will produce.

Castañeda is best known for his role in the hit Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, on which he plays Diego. The third season of the series will premiere on June 22.

His other television credits include Blindspot and Southland.

He’ll next star opposite Christoph Waltz in Season 2 of the Roku series Most Dangerous Game.

He has also appeared in films like Sicario: Day of the Soldado, The Tax Collector, End of Watch and The Guilty at Netflix.

Netflix to Premiere Season 3 of David Castañeda’s “The Umbrella Academy” in June

David Castañeda is heading back to the Academy this summer…

Netflix has set a June premiere date for Season 3 of superhero series The Umbrella Academy, starring the 32-year-old Mexican American actor.

David Castañeda The Umbrella AcademySeries creator/showrunner Steve Blackman announced the news Sunday at SXSW that the third season will debut globally on Wednesday, June 22. The streamer also released two first-look photos and a teaser.

Based on the comic book series by Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an imminent apocalypse.

In Season 3, after putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them. Enter the Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns. Navigating challenges, losses, and surprises of their own – and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the Universe (something they may have caused) — now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong. Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?

In addition to Castañeda, who portrays Diego Hargreeves (The Kraken/Number 2), the cast also includes Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Colm Feore, Ritu Arya, Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David and Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton.

The Umbrella Academy is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, for Netflix.

Season 3 is executive produced by Blackman, Jeff F. King, who also directs, Keith Goldberg, Mike Richardson and Jeremy Webb. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá co-executive produce. Steve Wakefield serves as producer.

Netflix Teases Upcoming Season Three of David Castañeda’s “The Umbrella Academy”

David Castañeda is returning to the Academy 

Netflix is teasing the upcoming third season of The Umbrella Academy, the superhero series co-starring the 32-year-old Mexican American actor.

David Castañeda The Umbrella AcademyA series of posters of the main characters was counted down today on Twitter, the first signs of the series’ imminent arrival, although Netflix said in November that it would be returning.

No exact date has been set for the third season’s release, but it is promised for 2022.

Based on the comics of Gerard Way and created for Netflix by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater, the series revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an imminent apocalypse.

Castañeda portrays Diego Hargreeves in the Netflix series.

Producers include Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Universal Cable Productions.

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David Castañeda to Star on Season Two of Roku’s “Most Dangerous Game”

It’s Game on for David Castañeda

The 31-year-old Mexican-American actor will star in the second season of Roku’s Most Dangerous Game.

David Castañeda

Set in New York, the series will be headlined by newly added lead Castañeda and Christoph Waltz, reprising the role of Miles Sellers. Creator Nick Santora returns as writer and executive producer.

Most Dangerous Game is among the first Quibi series to get a renewal by Roku, which acquired the library of the short-lived streaming service earlier this year.

Castañeda stars as Victor Suero, a down on his luck fighter who springs into action to protect his sister after learning she’s in trouble. He’ll make a fortune if he survives. Out of love for his sister— he’s determined to live.

Miles is the CEO of The Tiro Fund— a front for a centuries-old game in which hunters pay exorbitant fees for the privilege of hunting the most cunning and dangerous prey there is.

“When I read the script I couldn’t sleep for a few days. Thinking of a man given the opportunity of making money to provide for his sister— it reminded me of my family, their struggle and ingenuity in necessity,” Castañeda said in a statement. “This story will connect with them and hopefully many more. Also, Christoph Waltz is the man. I can’t wait to jump on this opportunity with Roku and bring the streamers along for a thrilling ride.”

Season 1 of the action-thriller, based on a classic short story by Richard Connell, centers on Dodge (Liam Hemsworth), a Detroit everyman up to his eyeballs in debt, who is looking to secure the financial future of his wife and unborn child before he succumbs to a terminal illness. After meeting a mysterious businessman named Miles, Dodge finds the opportunity to just that—by agreeing to participate in a 24-hour game, in which he’ll be hunted for sport.

The first season earned two Emmy nominations, for Short Form Comedy or Drama Series and Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series (Waltz).

Castañeda is known for his portrayal of Diego Hargreeves in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Up next, he’ll be seen in Antoine Fuqua’s The Guilty also for Netflix, where he’ll collaborate with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ethan Hawke.

Oscar Isaac Confirms Casting as Lead in Marvel & Disney+’s “Moon Knight” Series

It’s official… Oscar Isaac has been knighted

The 42-year-old Guatemalan & Cuban actor will officially star in Marvel and Disney+’s Moon Knight series with the Star Wars actor confirming his casting.

Oscar Isaac

In a tweet posted to the official Marvel Studios account, Isaac posed in front of enlarged panels from the Moon Knight comic series, setting his involvement in stone.

“WE ARE MOONKNIGHT,” the Twitter post read.

Reports previously swirled about the actor’s casting for the series back in October, upon hearing that he was in negotiations to star in the titular role. Jeremy Slater, behind Netflix’s series adaptation of The Umbrella Academy comic books, has been tapped to develop and lead the writing team on the series for the Disney streaming platform.

Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, is a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant — in order to better fight the criminal underworld. But later he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu.

Most recently, the character was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight. 

Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin and appeared in the August 1975 issue Werewolf by Night #32.

Mohamed Diab will direct the upcoming Marvel series, which will feature Ethan Hawke in the cast.

Genesis Rodriguez to Star on Season Three of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy”

Genesis Rodriguez is flying high

The 33-year-old Cuban-Venezuelan actress has joined the cast of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.

Genesis Rodriguez

The end of the second season ofthe series left viewers with the introduction of an alternate 2019, which included a very alive Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) and someone who seemed to be Ben (Justin H. Min). And there were also five people — including a floating cube that dubbed themselves – the Sparrow Academy.

This new mysterious group of kids aren’t necessarily doppelgangers to the original Umbrella Academy, but they might as well be.

In addition to Rodriguez, the actors who will make up the Sparrow Academy, which was formed by Hargreeves in this alternate 2019 include Min, Justin CornwellBritne OldfordCazzie DavidJake Epstein and destined-for-greatness actor known as “Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube.”

They’ll join Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Ritu Arya and Adam Godley who are set to reprise their roles. Production on the 10-episode third season is set to begin in February in Toronto.

The Umbrella Academy is created for television by Steve Blackman who is showrunner and serves as executive producer alongside Jeff F. King, Keith Goldberg, Mike Richardson and Jesse McKeown. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, who created the original comic of which The Umbrella Academy is based, are co-executive producers. The series is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, for Netflix.

The Sparrow Academy

Here are the full character descriptions for the Sparrow Academy characters:

JUSTIN CORNWELL will play MARCUS, Sparrow #1. A charming, chiseled, colossus. Honest, virtuous, and demanding, Marcus keeps the family together. Graceful but lethal, calculated but compassionate, he is as smart as he is strong. Marcus is disciplined, rational and in control. He oozes confidence and leadership without ever having to raise his
voice.

JUSTIN H. MIN will play BEN, Sparrow #2. This is not the sweet Ben we know and love. This Ben is a Machiavellian tactician, wrapped up in a pretty boy body with a rumbling inner-squid. Vicious, pragmatic, and hyper-vigilant— Ben is determined to gain his status as the leader at all costs.

BRITNE OLDFORD will play FEI, Sparrow #3. Fei sees the world in a special way. She comes across as a misanthrope who would rather be alone than spend even a second with you. But truth be told, Fei wishes she had a friend. Most of the time, Fei is the smartest person in the room and willing to work things out. But if you cross her there’s no looking back because Fei won’t stop until the job is done.

JAKE EPSTEIN will play ALPHONSO, Sparrow #4. Years of crime-fighting have left his face and body with countless visual reminders of his battles. To compensate, Alphonso is armed with a caustic and biting sense of humor. The only thing he likes better than verbally battering anyone foolish enough to get in his face, is a good pizza and a six-pack of beer.

GENESIS RODRIGUEZ will play SLOANE, Sparrow #5. A romantic and a dreamer who feels a higher cosmic calling leaving her eager to see the world and experience a life beyond her upbringing. But obligations to her family keep Sloane tethered to the Academy, as does her fear of crossing the family line. But Sloane has plans… and one day she might just be brave enough to act on them.

CAZZIE DAVID will play JAYME, Sparrow #6. Jayme is a loner hidden under a hoodie. She doesn’t say much because she doesn’t have to. Jayme has a fear-inducing snarl. Catch a glimpse of it, and you’ll run across the street to avoid what follows. Smart and sharp as a knife, she spends most of her time hanging with Alphonso, her only friend.

EXISTENTIAL DREAD INDUCING PSYKRONIUM CUBE will play CHRISTOPHER, Sparrow #7. Christopher is a telekinetic cube of unknown origin. He can turn the room freezing cold and induce paralyzing fear. He acts as the Sparrows’ consulted oracle who hands out incredible advice and serves as the family mediator. Trustworthy, loyal, and is treated by the Sparrows like any other sibling, Christopher is a force to be reckoned with.

Rodriguez’s previous credits include The Fugitive and Big Hero 6.

Netflix Orders Third Season of David Castañeda’s “The Umbrella Academy”

David Castañeda will be spending more time at the Academy…

Netflix has ordered a third season of one of its most popular series, The Umbrella Academy, starring the 31-year-old Mexican American actor.

David Castañeda The Umbrella Academy

Production on the 10-episode third season will begin in February in Toronto.

In addition to Castañeda, series-regular cast members set to return, reprising their roles, include Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore. Also coming back is executive producer/showrunner Steve Blackman.

The UCP-produced The Umbrella Academy, a live-action superhero series based on the Dark Horse Comics created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, was a breakout when it launched last year, ranking as the third-most watched Netflix series for 2019. Released on July 31, Season 2 led Nielsen’s first Streaming Top 10.

In Season 2, Five is proven right in warning his family that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. The time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline. Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins.

Oscar Isaac In Negotiations to Star as Title Character in Marvel & Disney+’s Comic Book-Based Series “Moon Knight”

Oscar Isaac is a (Moon) Knight in shining armor…

The 41-year-old Guatemalan & Cuban actor is in talks to star as the title character in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s comic book hero Moon Knight, the Marvel and Disney+ series based on the comic.

Oscar Isaac

Jeremy Slater, who developed and wrote Netflix’s series adaptation of The Umbrella Academy comic books, has been tapped to develop and lead the writing team on the series for the streamer.

Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, is a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant — in order to better fight the criminal underworld. But later he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Most recently, the character was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.

Marvel and Disney+ now will look to attach a director to the series. No production start date has been set. Marvel had no comment.

Marvel and Disney+ have been ramping up their development slate as Isaac joins Tatiana Maslany, who was recently tapped to play She-Hulk, and Iman Vellani, who was named the new Ms. Marvel. As WandaVision, eyes a premiere date before the end of the year, the studios are looking to have a strong set of characters to lead these new tentpole series.

With his time as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars franchise coming to an end, Isaac is not slowing down any time soon. When audiences head back to theaters, he has a number of films set to bow that include the Paul Schrader thriller The Card Counter as well as Denis Villeneuve’s retelling of Dune.

He recently signed on to the HBO limited series Scenes from a Marriage at HBO, reuniting with his old Julliard classmate Jessica Chastain.

Netflix Releases Opening Scene of Upcoming Second Season of David Castañeda’s “The Umbrella Academy”

David Castañeda is blasting into the past…

Netflix has released the opening scene of Season Two of the 30-year-old Mexican-American actor’s comic book series The Umbrella Academy.

David Castañeda The Umbrella Academy

The opening scene shows Aidan Gallagher’s Number Five land in Dallas. While searching for his siblings in the Lone Star State, the super-powered human sees the beginnings the Cold Warunfold before him as the Soviet Union and the United States begin carrying out their first attacks against each other.

As the teaser progresses, Frank Sinatra’s iconic voice rings out, scoring a montage of high impact combat scenes between the two opposing world powers and the Hargreeves family fighting against their adversaries. The season two opening sequence concludes as a mushroom cloud blooms and reveals the show’s title card.

Season two of The Umbrella Academy, which Netflix announced in May, hits the streamer on Friday July 31.

The Umbrella Academy is based on the Dark Horse Comicsseries created and written by Gerard Wayand illustrated by Gabria Bà

Castañeda, Gallagher, Ellen PageTom HooperEmmy Raver-LampmanRobert Sheehanand Justin H. Minwill reprise their roles as unlikely superheroes. 

Also joining the new 10-episode season are Ritu Arya, Marin Ireland and Yusuf Gatewood. Showrunner Steve Blackman will return to produce the second season.

In 2019, The Umbrella Academy ranked third on the list of Netflix’s most popular series of the year and was one of the only three series to crack the streamer’s overall top 10 list of its most popular 2019 releases.