“The Umbrella Academy” has just scored some absolute heavyweights for its fourth and final season, which is filming in Canada. According to a press release sent out by Netflix, David Cross, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are joining the already established cast, which includes Elliot Page, Robert Sheehan, Colm Feore, David Castañeda, Tom Hopper, Justin H. Min, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ritu Arya and Aidan Gallagher.
Let’s take a moment to celebrate one of Hollywood’s most wholesome and hilarious couples sharing their unique on-screen chemistry once again. Separately, Offerman and Mullally are amazing (just look at Offerman’s recent award-worthy turn in “The Last of Us” episode 3 and Mullally’s disturbingly funny run on shows like “Party Down” and “Bob’s Burgers”), but together there is a certain chemistry that is impossible to fake.
Fans of “Parks and Recreation” will remember that they worked together a few times. Mullally played Tammy Two, one of Ron Swanson’s ex-girlfriends who knows how to manipulate him. Their relationship on that show is the definition of toxic, but it gets even funnier when you know that, in real life, they are the happiest, healthiest couple in show business.
In this upcoming season of “The Umbrella Academy,” Mullally and Offerman will play Drs. Gene and Jean Thibedeau, who the press release describes as “a married couple of New Mexico community college professors who wear sensible footwear and suffer from the most extreme case of déjà vu this timeline has ever seen.”
Yep, sounds perfect for those two.
Fans won’t be sad about this cast
And then there’s David Cross, who has been going strong as an undeniable force in comedy since his debut on “Mr. Show with Bob and David.” He is another comedian who is also an accomplished dramatic actor, able to turn his funny naturals into real character moments. If you haven’t had a chance to see his work on “Station Eleven” yet, I highly recommend giving it a shot to see just how well he can play a serious and sad character.
Cross is probably still best known as the super silly Tobias Fünke on “Arrested Development,” but his role on this season of “The Umbrella Academy” seems to give him a chance to show off his dramatic chops in a similar way to his recent turn on “Station Eleven.” He will play a character named Sy Grossman, “a shy, honest businessman and a family man desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter, who will stop at nothing to get her back.”
The final season of “The Umbrella Academy” is filming right now and is expected to arrive in the near future, although Netflix has yet to announce a release date.