Netflix Introduces The Sparrows for The Umbrella Academy Season 3
In a matter of days, The Umbrella Academy enters production for its third season. In the meantime, Netflix has revealed a series of names joining the cast for Season 3 as The Sparrows. The members of The Sparrow Academy had made their first appearance at the end of the sophomore season, when Five, Vanya, and the other thought that they safely returned home after saving their reality. Once there, they found out that a still-alive Reginald Hargreeves chose different children to form Sparrow Academy. Most likely, the two superpowered groups will clash in the upcoming season.
The first member of the Sparrows is called Marcus and will be portrayed by Justin Cornwell. According to the official press release description, he is “a charming, chiseled, colossus. Honest, virtuous, and demanding, Marcus keeps the family together. Graceful but lethal, calculated but compassionate, he is as smart as he is strong. Marcus is disciplined, rational and in control. He oozes confidence and leadership without ever having to raise his voice.”
Fans already know Justin H. Min for his role as Ben in the previous seasons. In the next season, Min will portray the Ben from a different reality in addition to his usual character. The alternative-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.”
Britne Oldford is Sparrow #3, a character named Fei. She “sees the world in a special way. She comes across as a misanthrope who would rather be alone than spend even a second with you. But truth be told, Fei wishes she had a friend. Most of the time, Fei is the smartest person in the room and willing to work things out. But if you cross her there’s no looking back because Fei won’t stop until the job is done.”
Jake Epstein will portray Alphonso, Sparrow #4. “Years of crime fighting have left his face and body with countless visual reminders of his battles. To compensate, Alphonso is armed 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.”
The cast also features Genesis Rodriguez, who will play the romantic and dreamer Sloane, Sparrow #5. She “feels a higher cosmic calling leaving her eager to see the world and experience a life beyond her upbringing. But obligations to her family keep Sloane tethered to the Academy, as does her fear of crossing the family line. But Sloane has plans… and one day she might just be brave enough to act on them.”
In The Umbrella Academy Season 3, Cazzie David will portray Jayme, Sparrow #6. “Jayme is a loner hidden under a hoodie. She doesn’t say much because she doesn’t have to. Jayme has a fear-inducing snarl. Catch a glimpse of it, and you’ll run across the street to avoid what follows. Smart and sharp as a knife, she spends most of her time hanging with Alphonso, her only friend.”
The cast will also feature a mysterious telekinetic cube of unknown origin presented as an “existential dread inducing psykronium cube.” Its name is Christopher, and it is Sparrow #7. “He can turn the room freezing cold and induce paralyzing fear. He acts as the Sparrows’ consulted oracle who hands out incredible advice and serves as the family mediator. Trustworthy, loyal, and is treated by the Sparrows like any other sibling, Christopher is a force to be reckoned with.”
In the comics, The Sparrows are a group of superheroes with a deep connection with the Umbrella Academy members. They helped Vanya when she was young, and they saved the rest of the team from a group of supervillains. They have a base in Norway and wear red, black, and silver uniforms.
Netflix has yet to announce the release date of The Umbrella Academy Season 3. The first couple of seasons of the show are already available on the streaming service.
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