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The Umbrella Academy: The Sparrow Academy spin-off will not see the light of day on Netflix

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul9,2024

Nothing is going right anymore. from the The Umbrella Academy series. Last week, we learned thatthe creator of the program was targeted. by a complaint launched by several employees for his toxic behaviorbut that star Elliot Page also accused him of having made homophobic and transphobic remarks. After this controversy, Netflix, which had plans to launch a spin-off for the series, has just announced that it has made this radical decision. its subject.

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Storm over Umbrella Academy

While fans of The Umbrella Academy are waiting for discover season 4 of which Netflix has revealed the moving trailer last Mayand which, as a reminder, will be shorter with only six episodes on the program, the creator of the show, Steve Blackman found himself in the lead. at the heart of a serious controversy. Indeed, Rolling Stone magazine revealed that around ten production employees and screenwriters working on The Umbrella Academy had made the decision to file a complaint against the creator of the series because of his behavior “toxic, intimidating, manipulative and retaliatory“.But that's not all! In addition to this complaint filed in January 2023, Blackman would also have addressed transphobic remarks aimed at actor Elliott Pagewho had made his transition a little earlier. In short, suffice to say that the universe of The Umbrella Academy is special. ;really shaking at the moment.

The Umbrella Academy: the spin-off The Sparrow Academy will not see the light of day on Netflix

Although the showrunner of the series has explained on these accusations through his lawyer, until now Netflix has made no comment on this matter. But just because the platform is silent doesn't mean it's not taking action. The American magazine that broke the controversy claims that the streaming giant has decided to cancel the adaptation of the video game Horizon Zero Dawn that Steve Blackman was working on, but also to cancel the spin-off of The Umbrella Academy announced for 2023.

The Umbrella Academy: the spin-off The Sparrow Academy will not see the light of day on Netflix

 

The The Umbrella Academy universe will definitively end at the end of season 4

After signing a deal with 50 million dollars, Blackman was to create this spin-off series featuring the characters from Sparrow Academythat fans were able to discover during season 3 in 2022. The heroes The characters of the series were then transported into a realistic reality. alternative in which Professor Hargreeves had replaced his students by much better but also more detestable than the originals.

The Umbrella Academy: the spin-off The Sparrow Academy will not see the light of day on Netflix

Note that this spin-off project had been previously announced. té announced without necessarily having the certainty that he would complete his development. A priori, Blackman did not have the green light. Remainsà find out if it is because of the controversy that erupted that Netflix made this decision. Remember that the service did the same with Six of Crows, the spin-off of Shadow and Bone.

In the meantime, fans will have to say goodbye to these superheroes on August 8, the release date of the last season of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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