The Umbrella Academy Season 3: Sparrow Academy "Ben" Offers Rebuttal

If you checked out our post from earlier then you know that Netflix confirmed some major news regarding the third season of its adaptation of Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba's comic book series The Umbrella Academy. The streamer released a video (check it out here under the "Trailers and More" section) confirming that "Hotel Oblivion" will be a major factor for this third go-around (on track for a 2022 debut). In the comics, it was the pocket dimension where Sir Reginald Hargreeves sent the team's worst enemies. Though some adaptation "timey-wimey" stuff will be in play since "Hotel Oblivion" was the third comic book limited series and it introduced the Sparrow Academy in the final issue. The video was in honor of "The Umbrella Academy Day," with October 1st being the date when 43 women across the globe gave birth simultaneously at noon, despite none showing any sign of pregnancy until labor set in. Now, viewers are getting a chance to hear from Reginald's "other" family team of heroes, The Sparrow Academy (Justin Min, Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David, Jake Epstein & Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube– more on them below)

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Well, it looks like the first thing they did was cause a snag in the timeline because TUA's posts are "temporarily unavailable":

Apparently so their "Ben" could post a "pure ego" post where he reminds us to be thankful for The Sparrow Academy and that they don't need any praise or grand gestures from us:

And yes, The Sparrow Academy has its own social media accounts (right here)- with their motto: "The Sparrow Academy: Crime's Greatest Enemy":

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With last Saturday marking the streamer's first-ever Tudum global fan event, the cast checked in to answer 20 questions from the fans (from who breaks the most to their reactions about the Sparrow Academy reveal to favorite superhero) when it comes to all things TUA. So to get to know the cast of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy a little better, check them out in the following featurette:

Now here's a look back at the cast making it official with their day-of wrap video:

EP Steve Blackman represented the show (and teasing more easter eggs than ever before this season) during Netflix's "Geeked Week" event and officially revealed the episode titles for The Umbrella Academy Season 3:

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Previously, we were introduced to who Min's Ben has been spending a lot of altered-reality time with before his "other siblings" arrived in 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 Cornwell, Oldford, Rodriguez, David, Epstein, and 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 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: Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David, Jake Epstein, and Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube.

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

Justin Cornwell's Marcus (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adapted from the comic book series from Way and Ba, The 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.

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The Umbrella Academy (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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