‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 dethrones ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 as Netflix top show
We all know how the Duffer Brothers' most scariest and eerie horror installment, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4, had been enjoying the most coveted top position for almost a month on the global streamer. But in a shocking news for fans, it has been overthrown from that place by season 3 of iconic show ‘The Umbrella Academy’.
The much talked about ‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 3, which premiered last week on Netflix, has ended up removing the fan favorite ‘Stranger Things’ from the number one place in the highly coveted Netflix’s top 10 shows chart globally.
The multiple-Emmy award nominated series launched its third season on June 22, 2022 on Netflix. According to Variety, the drama series has toppled ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4’s record of 76.9 million minutes from June 20 to June 26. ‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 has been watched by audiences and viewers for approximately 124.5 million minutes within its first five days of availability on the streamer. This only proves the fact that season three of ‘The Umbrella Academy’, which came after a hiatus of two years to screens, has become one of the most successful non Marvel or DC superhero series about an odd band of brothers and sister dealing with time travel paradoxes upon its return.
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Overall, the new and previous seasons of both ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy’ took six of the top seven spots, with the ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 6 grabbing the fifth position with 30.4 million minutes view.
Despite being relegated to the second position in the list for the week, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 has created all kinds of English-language records for the streamer.
The giant streamer often sees conversations about its series fade away or slow down after some time, but it has not taken place with 'Stranger Things'. May be it's the short gap between part one and part two, and also all the cultural moments being made and discussed by fans on social media out of the first seven episodes, for instance, how Kate Bush’s "Running Up That Hill" is now charting #1 globally after 30+ years due to its use in the one of the season’s best moments.
Talking about ‘The Umbrella Academy’, it should be interesting enough to note that just like HBO has DC Universe, Disney has Marvel Universe, Amazon has 'The Boys' and 'Invincible' and Netflix has these out-of-the-box series like ‘The Umbrella Academy.’
In a recent interview with The Wrap, opening up on a possibility of Season 4 for ‘The Umbrella Academy’, which could be the last one if it happens, showrunner Steve Blackman said, “I think inevitably if we got a Season 4, it’s going towards an endgame. I think at a certain point, I’m not sure where we’d go after Season 4. We have to be careful. My plan for next year is not to continually tread on the same ground we have before. It’s a challenge to come up with a new way to subvert this storyline, and I think we have an idea how to do that. But I think if we got to Season 4, it would be a great ending for the run of the show. I’m not saying I couldn’t do more, but you know, I think that would be very satisfying for the audience, four seasons.”
Giving some major spoilers of what the season 4 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ could be like, Blackman said, “I want to pose to the viewer and the fan, Would they be happier without their powers? I mean, all they do is complain about being who they are. So will Victor, will Diego be happy without it or will they feel like they’re missing an appendage? Will the world not be right for them anymore without powers? Can they be normal?”
Revealing another huge hint about how the entire universe in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 4 can be reset, he also added, “How it is reset and the ways it will be reset is a place we’re going to be going to hopefully in Season 4.”