‘The Umbrella Academy’ Announces Cast For Season 3’s Sparrow Academy
Netflix Has announced the cast for the Sparrow Academy, which will appear in Season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy‘, as filming gets underway next month.
The wonderfully weird family superhero drama is based in a reality where, on the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Season 1 saw the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and having to work as a team once more to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
(SEASON 2 SPOILER WARNING BELOW)
Season 2, which premiered in July last year, saw the family using his Number Five’s (Aidan Gallagher) powers to escape from Vanya’s (Elliot Page) 2019 apocalypse. Something which Five had warned (so, so many times) was risky… It turned out, he was right – the time jump scattered the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas, over a three year period, starting in 1960. Some had been stuck in the past for years, building new lives, certain they were the only ones who survived. Five was the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which – spoiler alert! – turned out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?).
Luther (Tom Hopper), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Klaus (Robert Sheehan), Diego (David Castañeda), and the ghostly Ben (Justin H. Min), managed to find a way to reunite with Five and Vanya to figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse… Although, when they did manage to get back to the “present”, it seems all their time-meddling had altered 2019… They are greeted by their very-much-still-alive “father” Reginald (Colm Feore), and members of “Sparrow Academy”, consisting of five different children, a floating green cube, and an also very-much-still-alive Ben…
This new “Sparrow Academy” consists of:
JUSTIN CORNWELL (‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey’, ‘I Am the Night’) as MARCUS, Sparrow #1.
A charming, chiselled, 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.
JUSTIN H. MIN (‘The Umbrella Academy’) as BEN, Sparrow #2.
This is not the sweet Ben we know and love. This 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 (‘The Path’, ‘Hunters’) as FEI, Sparrow #3.
Fei 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 (‘Designated Survivor’, ‘Suits’) will play 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 humour. 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.
GENESIS RODRIGUEZ (‘The Fugitive’, ‘Big Hero 6’) will play SLOANE, Sparrow #5.
A romantic and a dreamer who 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.
CAZZIE DAVID (’86’ed’, NY Times best-selling author of “No One Asked for This”) will play 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.
EXISTENTIAL DREAD INDUCING PSYKRONIUM CUBE (Newcomer) will play CHRISTOPHER, Sparrow #7.
Christopher is a telekinetic cube of unknown origin. 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.
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