NETFLIX:  On the ‘Umbrella Academy‘, the timeline was changed by the group when they were stuck in the past.  When they were back in the 60’s, they revealed themselves to their adopted dad, an alien who was destined to die.  So Daddy made some different choices to make sure he didn’t die. Creating an alternate reality where he adopted different children.  And in season 3, those kids have grown up to be “The Sparrow Academy“.

Confused?  Go back and watch the first two seasons of Umbrella Academy on Netflix.  You have time, production on season 3 is just beginning.  And you can bet your bottom dollar that the members of the Umbrella Academy and the Sparrow Academy are going to fight it out. Probably for the fate of the world.

 

Here are the actors cast as the Sparrow Academy, and the characters their portraying…

Justin Cornwell is Marcus, aka Sparrow No. 1, who is described as “charming, chiseled and colossus,” as well as “honest, virtuous and demanding.” Marcus will keep this family of children with special abilities together. “Graceful but lethal, calculated but compassionate, he is as smart as he is strong,” the streamer says. “Marcus is disciplined, rational and in control. He oozes confidence and leadership without ever having to raise his voice.”

 

Justin H. Min returns as Ben, but he’s no longer the sweet one. 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.”  – Curious, because when we saw this version of Ben at the end of season 2, he already appeared to be the leader…

 

Britne Oldford’s Fei is Sparrow No. 3, a woman who “sees the world in a special way and comes across as a misanthrope who would rather be alone than spend even a second with you,” the streamer says. But, deep down, Fei wishes she did have a friend. Most of the time she will be the smartest person in the room and willing to work things out — until she is crossed.

 

Jake Epstein’s Alphonso is Sparrow No. 4, a man who spent years fighting crime, which has left him physically scarred by battles but also 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,” Netflix teases.

 

Genesis Rodriguez’s Sloane is Sparrow No. 5, who is romantic and a dreamer and feels a higher cosmic calling that leaves her eager to see the world and experience life beyond her upbringing. It is obligations to her fellow Sparrows — and fear of crossing a family line — that keep her tethered to the Academy.

 

Cazzie David is Jayme, Sparrow No. 6, who is described as a “loner hidden under a hoodie.” She is not one to say much “because she doesn’t have to: Jayme has a fear-inducing snarl.” She is also described as “smart and sharp as a knife” and as someone who spends most time with Alphonso.

In addition to these actors, a new piece of VFX is being added to the show in the third season: Billed as “Existential Dread-Inducing Psykronium Cube,” this is Sparrow No. 7, otherwise known as Christopher. It is a telekinetic cube of unknown origin that can turn the room freezing cold and induce paralyzing fear. But among the family, he acts as a consulted oracle, hands out incredible advice, and serves as the family mediator. To the Sparrows he is trustworthy and loyal, but like all of them he is a force with which to be reckoned.

 

The upcoming third season of Umbrella Academy, based on a graphic novel, will therefore see returning characters Vanya (Elliot Page), Luther (Tom Hopper), Diego (David Castañeda), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Klaus (Robert Sheehan) and Five (Aidan Gallagher) having to deal with with these changes. Lila (Ritu Arya) will also be back in the mix, as will Pogo (Adam Godley) and Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore).

I just hope they give poor Pogo more to do in the upcoming season, and that they finally reveal Hargreeves’ true form, and mission here on Earth.  And! If he’s somehow the actual father of the super powered clan.  Since all were born simultaneously on the same day,  to women who weren’t even pregnant the day before.  Now that sounds like alien-influence to me.

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