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Umbrella Academy: How will season 3 tackle ‘Sparrow Academy’ storyline?

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Time travel to stop the apocalypse, a talking monkey, and a 54-year-old trapped in a 13-year-old body— The Umbrella Academy will be back for Season 3 this Wednesday.

Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min will all return to the Umbrella Academy in the long-awaited third season.

If you remember, season 2 left off with the Umbrella Academy saving the world in an altered timeline, only to return to witness being replaced by Sparrow Academy. So let’s talk about how the show will tackle the ‘Sparrow Academy’ storyline which by the way includes Ben (Number six) of the Umbrella Academy who died at a younger age.

The Umbrella Academy

The series follows the adopted sibling superheroes, known as the Umbrella Academy, and their rich and eccentric father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopted the children as infants after 43 women around the world gave birth at the same date and time in 1989, despite not being pregnant until labour began. Only able to get 7 of the children, Hargreeves named them after their numbers and used cruel tactics to train most of them to use their abilities. 

Release date

The Umbrella Academy season 3 will release on Netflix on Wednesday, June 22. The season consists of ten episodes.

Season 3

TUA’s season 3 is ultimately about the way families can fail us, no matter how much love and loyalty is there, and how hard it can be to repair relationships once trust is broken.

According to makers, the third season of The Umbrella Academy may just be the most emotional and personal season yet.

Season 3’s overall theme

The Umbrella Academy tackles themes of parenting, grief, and power with absurdist humor and very real pathos. 

Juggling issues such as gender identity, mortality, neglect, forgiveness, and loss all within the confines of a superhero story is a mighty task.  

Curious case of Ben

The Sparrow Academy features Ben (number 6), He is much like his fellow Sparrows, wants nothing to do with the Umbrellas, and immediately sees their sudden arrival as a sign that they can’t be trusted.

‘Sparrow Academy’

‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 2 introduced the Sparrow Academy – a new team of superpowers individuals who appear in place of the original Umbrella Academy in the new, alternate timeline. 

The Sparrow Academy is made up of five entirely different children: Marcus (Justin Cornwell) is the new leader, though his powers are currently unknown. Fei (Britne Oldford) is able to summon a murder of crows to do her bidding. Alphonso (Jake Epstein) is able to transfer his own pain to others, attacking people by harming himself. Sloane (Genesis Rodriguez) and Jayme (Cazzie David) are also a mystery whose powers are unknown. Christopher is a floating cube with the power to alter temperature and induce fear.

Tackling ‘Sparrow Academy’

It seems like Reginald Hargreeves recruited an entirely different set of children after encountering the Umbrella Academy kids in 1963. Clearly unimpressed with them, he created the Sparrow Academy instead. 

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