If you thought the seven Hargreaves siblings were the only superpower characters in the world of The Umbrella Academy, Think again. The upcoming third season touches on some of the other superpowered children born on the same day as the Umbrella Academy members.
[Ed. note: This article contains major spoilers for the second season of The Umbrella Academy]
Season two ended with the Hargreaves siblings returning by 2019 … only to find themselves in a parallel timeline where their strict father Reginald adopted another group of superpowered kids. Called the Sparrow Academy, they are six new faces (and one familiar) with new powers and new actors. While Netflix was aware of the exact capabilities of the new cast, it revealed the actors and their characters.
Sparrow Academy’s number one, Marcus, is played by Justin Cornwell (Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey). Marcus is the charismatic and confident leader of the Sparrows who hold the family together. Justin H. Min repeats his role as Ben, only the Ben of the Sparrow is very different from the Ben of the Umbrella Academy – he’s vicious and tactical and also deserves second place in Reginald’s rankings.
Britne Oldford (Hunter) plays number three. Her name is Fei and she is clever and vaguely misanthropic. She sees the “world in a special way”. Number four is Alphonso, played by Jake Epstein (Suits), a scarred, sarcastic vigilante group. Genesis Rodriguez by Great Hero 6
And finally the seventh and most important member of the Sparrows is played by the newcomer Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube. The telekinetic cube named Christopher can change temperature and cause fear. He’s treated like any other sibling and is now my favorite character on this entire show.
In addition to. New cast members Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Ritu Arya, Adam Godley and Colm Feore will return. There’s no set release date for Season 3, but filming will begin next month.