‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 3 underway: See the new cast pictures
At last! The Umbrella Academy cast is coming back to Netflix with season 3. And it promises to be a stunner!
A special sneak peek from The Umbrella Academy season 3 has hit the internet. The new tease from the upcoming season of the hit Netflix show arrives just a few months after the launch of season 2 on July 31. The Umbrella Academy series co-creator Steve Blackman shared a preview of the upcoming season 3 on his Instagram. Blackman shared a close-up of the title page for the season 3 premiere script.
Meet the family
The title of the initial episode of season 3 is “Meet the Family.” We also learned from the photo that the episode will be co-written by Blackman & Michelle Lovretta, a consulting producer on The Umbrella Academy who has also written for sci-fi series Killjoys & Lost Girl.
The episode title “Meet the Family” teases a very unique kind of family reunion which will likely pick up where the season 2 finale left off. At the end of season 2, the Hargreeves were successfully transported to the present day.
Super power paradox
However, it was not their present day, but an alternate present day where Ben (Min) is still alive and Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) had raised an entirely different group of children with special powers to become a superhero group known as the Sparrow Academy.
The situation poses a big threat to the Umbrella Academy as they’ll now have to face down the Sparrow Academy (who probably won’t take kindly to the arrival of more superpowered folks with a connection to Papa Hargreeves) while trying to get back to their own timeline.
Just going by the episode title, we can probably expect the season 3 premiere to introduce us to every member of the Sparrow Academy and familiarize us with the new timeline the Umbrella Academy is now in – and the new cast. Now, it’s time to start theorizing what kind of superpowers each member of the Sparrow Academy is working with. . .
Season 2 snapback
Speaking of The Umbrella Academy season 2 . . . what a trip that was! Five ensured that his siblings weren’t blitzed to a pulp by the apocalypse in season 1, jumping himself & them through time & space to the ’60s . . . straight into the path of another apocalypse.
We followed the Hargreeves siblings (played by cast members Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Justin H. Min, & Aidan Gallagher) as they landed in Dallas, Texas in the early 1960s but were scattered through time, forcing them to reunite & work to prevent yet another apocalypse.
Ben was able to stop Vanya from ripping the world a new one (again), which in turn allowed her to help Harlan, who was on the brink of total destruction after she gave him powers that mirrored hers. The gang also dodged death at the hands of The Handler & Lila (the latter is still out there, unlike her “mother”) after the pair waged war on The Umbrella Academy.
Yet in season 3, there’s the small matter of The Sparrow Academy, which will, undoubtedly, raise a few eyebrows. Who are they, how did they come to be, and what does this all mean for The Umbrella Academy? The series finally starts to answer the question, “What about the other babies born on that day, in that moment?” The Umbrella Academy siblings are not alone in the world anymore.
So hang on tight because season 3 is sure to be another wild ride!
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