This Superhero Series Has Quickly Become the #1 Most-Watched Show on Netflix

A week has gone by since The Umbrella Academy season three debuted on Netflix, and it’s already topping the streamer’s top ten list.

It’s been almost two years since the second season came out, and now that the new installment is finally here, it’s already exceeding expectations. In fact, the show recently claimed the number one spot on Netflix’s list of most-watched shows.

Based on the comic book by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy follows a group of superhero siblings who reunite to solve the mystery surrounding their father’s death and stop the world apocalypse.

The third season starts with the team successfully stopping the end of the world—or so they thought. The Umbrellas soon find themselves at the hands of a new foe: the Sparrow Academy. As they face challenges, losses and surprises of their own, the superheroes must stop a destructive entity that could destroy the entire universe.

Though audiences were introduced to new faces this season, longtime fans got a chance to say hello to a new character: Viktor Hargreeves. Some may recall actor Elliot Page introduced everyone to his new character on social media back in March.

His former character, previously known as Vanya Hargreeves, came out as transgender and changed his name to Viktor. The plot line originated after Page came out as transgender and nonbinary in December 2020.

“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive,” he wrote on Instagram. “To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.”

The Umbrella Academy season three is now streaming on Netflix.

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...