If you need an excuse to cancel your plans this weekend, we have just the thing. Season three of The Umbrella Academy is about to be released and – it’s fair to say – we’re expecting great things.
The Netflix series, which is based on Gerard Way’s comic book series of the same name, has been a roaring success since it was picked up by the streaming giant in 2017 (premiering in 2019). It follows a dysfunctional family of adopted superhero siblings, who put an end to their estrangement after the mysterious death of their father: Sir Reginald Hargreeves.
While the first season sees the siblings return to attend his funeral, the second season ends with their worlds collapsing, as they return to the present after preventing nuclear war in the 1960s, and the introduction of the Sparrow Academy, an alternative version of the Umbrella Academy superhero siblings.
Here’s everything we know about The Umbrella Academy season 3, so far:
What will The Umbrella Academy season 3 be about?
Here’s the official synopsis for The Umbrella Academy season 3 from Netflix:
“After putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all.
“But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them. Enter the Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns.
“Navigating challenges, losses, and surprises of their own – and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the Universe (something they may have caused) — now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong. Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?”
Who will star in The Umbrella Academy season 3?
We can expect the original Hargreeves siblings to make a return, including Elliot Page as Viktor Hargreeves, Tom Hopper as Luther; Robert Sheehan as Klaus, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison, Justin H. Min as Ben Hargreeves, and David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves.
Since the finale of The Umbrella Academy season two, there has been a question on everyone’s minds: who are the Sparrow Academy, and who will Netflix cast to play these newcomers?
Like the Umbrella Academy, the Sparrow Academy is made up of seven members who are each designated a number to show their favour with Sir Reginald.
As well as Ben (Justin H. Min), the Hargreeves’s dead sibling who is alive again in this new timeline, here’s who will be playing the new cast alongside the original in season three…