Netflix gave a first look at the members of Sparrow Academy, a version of the titular superhero siblings' academy that exists in a parallel timeline, with a series of individual character posters published on social media over the weekend, ahead of The Umbrella Academy Season 3.
The second season ended with the Hargreeves returning to the present-day after averting a near-catastrophic nuclear catastrophe in 1960s Dallas, TX; however, while back at The Umbrella Academy, the siblings realize that it is no longer The Umbrella Academy, but Sparrow Academy.
The Sparrows Have Landed
Long-dead Hargreeves brother Ben (Justin H. Min) is alive in the new timeline, this time as No. 2 rather than 6. He's joined by six other siblings: Marcus, Sparrow No. 1 (Justin Cornwell), Fei, Sparrow No. 3 (Britne Oldford), Alphonso, Sparrow No. 4 (Jake Epstein), Sloane, Sparrow No. 5 (Genesis Rodriguez), Jayme, Sparrow No. 6 (Cazzie David), and Christopher, Sparrow No. 7 (a floating telekinetic cube).
In addition, in the alternate timeline, Hargreeves patriarch, billionaire industrialist Reginald (Colm Feore), is still alive. The series, which follows his estranged, superpowered adopted children as they reunite to piece out the events of his demise, is based on his mystery death. The series stars Tom Hopper, Elliot Page, Aidan Gallagher, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and David Castañeda.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Release Date
Season 3 has yet to be announced by Netflix, with only a 2022 return being teased.
Since Season 2 premiered in July 2020, The Umbrella Academy has been on hiatus, with only a few details about Season 3 known. Netflix announced in October that new episodes would take place at least partially at Hotel Oblivion, an unsettling location that first appeared in the third volume of the comics from which the series is inspired.
Steve Blackman, the series' co-creator, revealed the names of all 10 episodes for the third season earlier in 2021, beginning with Meet the Family and finishing with Oblivion.
Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater produced the superhero series for Netflix based on the comics of My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way. Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Universal Cable Productions are among the producers.