Wondering if Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy is ok for kids? This edgy, unconventional superhero show is back for Season 3. Rated TV-MA this one may not be for the kiddos. Here’s what parents need to know in The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Parents Guide.
Season 3 The Umbrella Academy Parents Guide
The Umbrella Academy return home to the present after putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this timeline once and for all. After a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly how they left them.
Now, there’s the Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and not exactly warm and friendly, 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, they are also dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the Universe (something they may have caused), a black hole called a Kugelblitz that destroys everything in its path. Hopefully they can convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong.
Are we living in another multiverse?
Why is The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Rated TV-MA?
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 is rated TV-MA for strong language and violence which means some material may not be suitable for kids under 17.
There is a lot of profanity in The Umbrella Academy Season 3 including a–, sh-t, bi-ch, f-ck, damn, and sexual words like d-ck, c-nt, and c-ck.
The violence is on par with previous seasons of The Umbrella Academy. You’ll see plenty of blood and gore, violent scenes involving weapons, close-up shots of fighting, and characters kicking the crap out of each other. Just like Season 2 had an impending apocalypse, so does Season 3. Some characters die.
There are some sex scenes and partial nudity. In Episode 3, a character is fighting with another character who is naked. You see some nudity, a quick side-shot of boob and butt, and close up shots of body parts. The scene is not sexual.
The Umbrella Academy does like to party, even amongst danger and doom. Characters smoke, drink alcohol and use drugs.
Characters have to deal with their father’s rejection which is a subject that could be hard for some kids.
Is The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Kid Friendly?
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 is not kid friendly, but if your kids have seen the other seasons, expect much of the same. The Umbrella Academy is a mature superhero-ish type show that is appropriate for some teens, as long as parents are comfortable with the content. If your teens want something different than Marvel movies, then this is more mature, and a much better option than The Boys.
While The Umbrella Academy has lost some of its shine and originality, it continues to produce stories worth being told as well as witty dialogue. I did miss Five, whose role seemed smaller this season. You can always count on him for a sarcastic retort and keeping a sense of humor.
The Umbrella Academy doesn’t shy away from delivering a mixture of drama and comedy or from delving into deeper issues. There is also a heartwarming element as the siblings show love for each other without also being afraid to fight each other, as siblings do. The show’s creators also do an excellent job of incorporating Vanya’s transition to Viktor, respecting Elliot Page’s gender transition.
With the addition of many new characters with the Sparrow, sometimes the show gets chaotic and there are misses, but overall The Umbrella Academy delivers on charm, action, humor, and heart with some TV-MA extraness in there.