The Umbrella Academy: Is Justin H. Min Stepping Out on His Sparrows?

With new and familiar members of The Umbrella Academy family going through their mandatory quarantines and now starting with tables reads, stunt work, etc., the action is starting to pick up on the third season of Netflix's adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's comic book series The Umbrella Academy. And it appears that absence has made the heart grow fonder for Justin H. Min (Ben aka Number 6/TUA aka Number 2/Sparrow Academy), who took to Twitter and Instagram to share COVID-safe images with OG bros David Castañeda (Diego aka The Kraken aka Number Two) and Robert Sheehan (Klaus aka The Séance aka Number Four). Considering how things left off at the end of last season (having an entirely new family is going to be a tough hurdle to clear- and don't get us started on Sparrow Ben's facial hair.

The Umbrella Academy introduced The Sparrow Academy (Image: Netflix)
The Umbrella Academy introduced The Sparrow Academy (Image: Netflix)

Here's a look at Min showing that there ain't no love like OG Hargreeves love- though apparently, it's not something we should get too used to:

With the series revving up production, the streaming service revealed who Min's Ben has been spending a lot of altered-reality time with before the rest of the Hargreeves made their return to what they thought was their timeline. It wasn't. And that's when viewers got a brief look at Ben's new siblings: The Sparrow Academy, with Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David, Jake Epstein, and Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube set to join the series as our fam's new fam- kinda. As you'll see from the character descriptions below, the table's been set for some serious family dysfunction.

Now here's a look back at the other half of what we're sure will be a double-dose of family dysfunction when the third season debuts- The Sparrow Academy:

The Umbrella Academy: Is Justin H. Min Stepping Out on His Sparrows?
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Justin Cornwell (No. 1) is a natural-born leader that oozes confidence and keeps the family together who is equally as charming as he is chiseled and colossus.

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Justin Min's Ben (No. 2) is not the one we know. This Ben is scheming, tactical, and vicious, determined to gain his status as the leader.

The Umbrella Academy: Is Justin H. Min Stepping Out on His Sparrows?
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Britne Oldford's Fei (No. 3) sees the world in a special way. She's typically the smartest person in the room and willing to negotiate – yet, once you cross her, there's no turning back.

The Umbrella Academy: Is Justin H. Min Stepping Out on His Sparrows?
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Jake Epstein's Alphonso (No. 4) is a scarred crime-fighter with a caustic and biting sense of humor who enjoys verbally berating his enemies, almost as much as he enjoys a good pizza and a six-pack of beer.

The Umbrella Academy: Is Justin H. Min Stepping Out on His Sparrows?
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Genesis Rodriguez's Sloane (No. 5) is a romantic dreamer eager to see the world beyond the academy. Even though she feels tied down to her family, Sloane has plans of her own…and she may just act on them.

The Umbrella Academy: Is Justin H. Min Stepping Out on His Sparrows?
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Cazzie David's Jayme (No. 6) is a loner with a fear-inducing snarl you'd be wise to avoid at all costs. She doesn't say much because she doesn't have to.

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Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube's Christopher (No. 7) is a telekinetic cube that can turn the room freezing cold and induce paralyzing fear without so much of a warning. The trustworthy, loyal oracle of the Sparrows is treated as just another sibling.

The Umbrella Academy: Is Justin H. Min Stepping Out on His Sparrows?

Adapted from the comic book series from Gerard Way and Gabriel BaThe Umbrella Academy season 2 stars Elliot Page as Vanya aka The White Violin aka Number Seven, Tom Hopper as Luther aka Spaceboy aka Number One, David Castañeda as Diego aka The Kraken aka Number Two, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison aka The Rumor aka Number Three, Robert Sheehan as Klaus aka The Séance aka Number Four, Aidan Gallagher as Five aka The Boy, and Justin H. Min as Ben aka The Horror aka Number Six.

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 cliffhanger ending (Image: Netflix)
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 cliffhanger ending (Image: Netflix)

The season also starred Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves, Kate Walsh as The Handler, Kris Holden-Ried as Axel, Jason Bryden as Otto, Tom Sinclair as Oscar, Yusuf Gatewood as Raymond Chestnut, John Kapelos as Jack Ruby, Ritu Arya as Lila, Stephen Rogaert as Carl, Cameron Britton as Hazel, Kevin Rankin as Elliot, Marin Ireland as Sissy, and Justin Paul Kelly as Harlan. Produced by UCP for Netflix, The Umbrella Academy is executive produced by showrunner Steve Blackman as well as Jeff F. King, Keith Goldberg, and Mike Richardson. Comic book series creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá serve as co-executive producers.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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