Season 3 of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” is still shrouded in mystery and we still don’t have a confirmed release date yet but the streamer is starting to give us more teases. We already know that filming has wrapped and that season 3 will arrive in 2022; we also have all the episodes names too and now we can get our first proper look at The Sparrows.
WARNING: The rest of this article contains spoilers for Season 2 of Netflix Original “The Umbrella Academy”.
If you haven’t seen season 2 and have ignored the warning above then this is on you now… As you may recall, when our team returns to the mansion after saving the world in 1960s Dallas it is occupied by a different superhero team: The Sparrow Academy. What’s more, Ben (The Horror) is alive and well and a member of this other team. Oh the joys of time travel and alternative timelines…
We already know that season 3 will bring us the Sparrow Academy who we met at the very end of season 2. The hotel bell, and episode 10 being called “Oblivion”, is likely confirming that season 3 will involve Hotel Oblivion. In the comic book series, Hotel Oblivion was a prison of sorts created by Reginald Hargreaves to hold the most dangerous supervillains. It will be interesting to see how Netflix continues the story as both seasons so far have been similar but also quite different to the source comics.
So here are some nice close up shots of The Sparrows as they will been in the upcoming series. You can find more information about their characters below. As you can see, they look a bit more battle-scarred than The Umbrellas…
Justin Cornwell (“I Am the Night”) will play Marcus, Sparrow #1
A charming, chiseled, colossus. Honest, virtuous, and demanding, Marcus keeps the family together. Graceful but lethal, calculated but compassionate, he is as smart as he is strong. Marcus is disciplined, rational and in control. He oozes confidence and leadership without ever having to raise his voice.
Justin H. Min (“The Umbrella Academy”) will play Ben, Sparrow #2
This is not the sweet Ben we know and love. This Ben is a Machiavellian tactician, wrapped up in a pretty boy body with a rumbling inner-squid. Vicious, pragmatic, and hyper-vigilant— Ben is determined to gain his status as the leader at all costs.
Britne Oldford (“Hunters”) will play Fei, Sparrow #3
Fei sees the world in a special way. She comes across as a misanthrope who would rather be alone than spend even a second with you. But truth be told, Fei wishes she had a friend. Most of the time, Fei is the smartest person in the room and willing to work things out. But if you cross her there’s no looking back because Fei won’t stop until the job is done.
Jake Epstein (“Designated Survivor”) will play Alphonso, Sparrow #4
Years of crime fighting have left his face and body with countless visual reminders of his battles. To compensate, Alphonso is armed with a caustic and biting sense of humor. The only thing he likes better than verbally battering anyone foolish enough to get in his face, is a good pizza and a six-pack of beer.
Genesis Rodriguez (“The Fugitive”) will play Sloane, Sparrow #5
A romantic and a dreamer who feels a higher cosmic calling leaving her eager to see the world and experience a life beyond her upbringing. But obligations to her family keep Sloane tethered to the Academy, as does her fear of crossing the family line. But Sloane has plans… and one day she might just be brave enough to act on them.
Cazzie David (“86’ed”) will play Jayme, Sparrow #6
Jayme is a loner hidden under a hoodie. She doesn’t say much because she doesn’t have to. Jayme has a fear-inducing snarl. Catch a glimpse of it, and you’ll run across the street to avoid what follows. Smart and sharp as a knife, she spends most of her time hanging with Alphonso, her only friend.
Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube (Newcomer) will play Christopher, Sparrow #7
Christopher is a telekinetic cube of unknown origin. He can turn the room freezing cold and induce paralyzing fear. He acts as the Sparrows’ consulted oracle who hands out incredible advice and serves as the family mediator. Trustworthy, loyal, and is treated by the Sparrows like any other sibling, Christopher is a force to be reckoned with.
The episode names for season 3 are shown below:
- Meet The Family
- World’s Biggest Ball of Twine
- Pocket Full of Lightning
- Kindest Cut
- Auf Wiedersehen
- Wedding At The End of The World
- Six Bells
The Umbrella Academy is based on the Dark Horse comic created by My Chemical Romance front-man Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá.