The Umbrella Academy is about to have their hands full in the upcoming third season with the Sparrow Academy officially coming to town. The season 2 finale left off on quite the cliffhanger… SPOILER ALERT… with the Hargreeves siblings returning to an alternate version of 2019 where Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) and Ben (Justin H. Min) are very much alive. Enter the Sparrow Academy.
Up until now they have remained faceless, but Netflix just announced the actors who will be bringing them to life. In addition to Min, the members of the Sparrow Academy will be portrayed by Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Genesis Rodriguez, Cassie David, Jake Epstein, and the best name ever “Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube”.
Continue reading down below for the full character descriptions and let me just say I’m intrigued.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A romantic and a dreamer who feels a higher cosmic calling leaving her eager to 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.
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 will play Christopher, Sparrow #7. According to the press release:
Christoper 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 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.
Production on the third season is set to begin in February with stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Ritu Arya, and Adam Godley all set to reprise their roles. Fingers crossed for another Backstreet Boys fight scene in the new season.