Netflix just announced the closing of The Umbrella Academy with its fourth season.


It doesn’t mean it will cut ties with showrunner Steve Blackman .

Instead, Blackman has signed a new contract with the studio and is already developing new projects with his Irish Cowboy company.

Currently there are two projects under development: on the one hand , Horizon Zero Dawn , a series based on the video game of the same name by Guerrilla Games. On the other, Orbital , a series set on the International Space Station.

Blackman stated:

Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital are high-profile event-projects, built on characters that fans will love and identify with, trademarks of Irish Cowboy productions. We are delighted to be working with Netflix and all of our partners to develop these groundbreaking stories.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is described as an epic science fiction series set a thousand years in the future, in a strange and wonderful world full of primitive tribes and high-tech machines, built on the ruins of the “Ancients” – today’s United States. The disaster that destroyed the world has long been forgotten, but when these previously peaceful machines mysteriously begin to hunt down all life, a young outcast named Aloy discovers that the only way to save her world is struggling to find out what happened to ours.

Steve Blackman, Michelle Lovretta and Abbey Morris will executive produce alongside PlayStation Productions ‘ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan , Guerrilla’s Jan-Bart van Beek and Ben McCaw and Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Matthew Ball . The series will be produced in association with Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions. The original video game has sold over 20 million copies worldwide for PlayStation 4 and PC.


The thriller series, set on the International Space Station, is the brainchild of brothers David T. Lynch and Keith Lynch , also known as The Lynch Brothers , who will develop it together with Blackman and direct an episode.

Blackman, Morris, the Lynch brothers, Dan Lin, Nick Reynolds and Jonathan Eirich will executive produce.