The Umbrella Academy Season 3: What’s the Sparrow Academy Plot?
Two years after Season 2 ended, The Umbrella Academy will return with its eagerly awaited third season this summer. The Netflix series, which follows the Hargreeves brothers, a group of adopted children all born on the same day with distinct superpowers, departed from the original comic book (a tendency that will continue in Season 3) but brought Gerard Way’s vision to life on the small screen.
But when the show returns, what can we expect? Everything we know about The Umbrella Academy season 3, including who’s returning and when has been assembled here.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3: Release Date
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 was announced in November 2020. The new season began filming three months later in February 2021.
Showrunner Steve Blackman relieved most of the fan anxiety during SXSW by announcing that The Umbrella Academy Season 3 will launch globally on Netflix on Wednesday, June 22.
The announcement was preceded by a brief teaser video, which showed the Umbrellas taking on the Sparrows and then disclosed the date for the season’s release. So make a note of it on your calendars!
The Umbrella Academy Season 3: Cast
The Umbrella Academy season 3 cast will consist of all of the major characters that will portray the Hargreeves siblings:
- Elliot Page as Vanya aka Number Seven – has the ability to transform soundwaves into a destructive force
- Tom Hopper Luther aka Number One – possesses superhuman strength as well as the upper body of an ape
- David Castaneda as Diego aka Number Two – has the ability to alter the direction of anything he throws
- Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison aka Number Three – has the ability to manipulate people’s thoughts with the sentence “I heard a rumor…”
- Robert Sheehan as Klaus aka Number Four – has the ability to converse with the dead and temporarily restore their physicality
- Aidan Gallagher as Number Five- has the ability to travel through space and time
- Justin H. Min as Ben aka Number Six – who is capable of ejecting massive tentacles from his torso
- Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves – a millionaire entrepreneur who took the siblings in as his own. In season 2, he is shown to be an alien species.
- Ritu Arya as Lila Pitts – the Handler’s adopted daughter and Diego’s girlfriend, who turns out to have mirroring superpowers.
Netflix also announced the new cast members that would portray the Sparrows in Umbrella Academy season 3:
- Justin Cornwell – Marcus
- Britne Oldford – Fei
- Jake Epstein – Alphonso
- Genesis Rodriguez – Sloane
- Cazzie David – Jayme
- Existential Dread – Psykronium Cube aka Christopher
Javon “Wanna” Walton, best known for his role as Ashtray in Euphoria, will join the cast as confirmed by Netflix.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3: What to expect?
It is stated in the official Season 3 narrative synopsis provided by Netflix that the Sparrows and Hargreeves will clash, but that will only be the beginning of their difficulties. The Hargreeves will have to negotiate their new connection with an alternate version of themselves while also attempting to avert yet another disaster and find a means to return to their original time period. That’s a lot of trouble to condense into ten episodes, to say the least.
Netflix argues that in order to achieve any of these objectives, the Hargreeves will have to put aside their conflicts with the Sparrows. “All they have to do now is persuade Dad’s new and potentially better family to assist them in putting right what their arrival has caused wrong.” Additionally, it mentions “obstacles, setbacks, and surprises” that will be experienced in the upcoming season.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3: Episode titles
There will be ten episodes in the third season of The Umbrella Academy. Showrunner Steve Blackman revealed the names of the future episodes, although it’s anyone’s guess what they imply. The titles of the new episodes are as follows:
- Meet the Family
- The 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 Season 3: Sparrow academy
Since that’s where Season 2 ended, we can presume Season 3 will focus on the Sparrow Academy’s mysteries. The comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, on which the program is based, give a hint as to what this bizarro Umbrella Academy is all about.
In “Hotel Oblivion,” the third book in the Umbrella Academy trilogy, it is revealed that Reginald had locked up all of the bad guys the team had defeated in jail in outer space. The Hargreeves clan is the target of all of their vengeance after they return to Earth.
To their relief, the Umbrella Academy receives assistance from a group of superheroes that look suspiciously like them, but use bird patches instead of umbrella patches as their insignia.
According to all indications, Reginald Hargreeves adopted a much larger number of extraordinary children than the original seven, and he trained this new group under the name of the Sparrow Academy. We’re hoping we won’t have to wait too long to find out the answer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Luther and five twins?
In the Umbrella Academy books, it is disclosed that Luther and Five are identical twins, making them biologically connected to one another, in contrast to the other members of the Umbrella Academy or any of the other known superpowered persons.
Why was Number One sent to the moon?
Luther is sent to the moon by Sir Reginald in an attempt to give him concentration, and he spends the next four years in seclusion on the moon base reporting back to his father.
What rumor did Allison tell her daughter?
‘I heard a story that you love me,’ she said to Patrick before they married. As a result of her marriage to Patrick, she now has a daughter named Claire.
Are The Umbrella Academy siblings related?
Luther and Allison, two of the show’s characters, share a blossoming romance. While the two characters are adopted brother and sister who grew up in the same family.
Was Dolores an actual person?
Dolores, the love interest of Number Five in The Umbrella Academy, is a mannequin.
Is Reg Hargreeves an alien?
Sir Reginald Hargreeves is an alien disguised as a wealthy entrepreneur and a world-renowned scientist.
The Umbrella Academy’s members are adopted by him from the moment they are born.