Everything to Know about The Umbrella Academy S3

Everything to Know about The Umbrella Academy S3

The Umbrella Academy is the show that puts to test the phrase, “Blood is thicker than water.” In S2, we saw how this dysfunctional family learned and dealt with the truth about their past.

Thanks to Five, they get back together to save the world once again. Unsurprisingly, it does not go according to plan. So, now with a new season on the horizon, what can we expect?

The Umbrella Academy S3 will release on Netflix on June 22. It will explore how the presence of both, the Umbrella and Sparrow Academy, in the same timeline, is causing the end of the world once again.

I have all the details about the new season (including plot speculations) right here with me, so read on:

Release Date

The Umbrella Academy is one show I cannot get enough of, so I am glad to inform you that the new and third season will be premiering on Netflix on June 22. Mark your calendars!

As usual, it will be 10 episodes long, all of which will premiere on the same day. So, if you’re looking for a binge fest, this is it.

Cast and Characters

You can expect the core team to be back, that is Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, David Castañeda, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore.

Everything to Know About The Umbrella Academy S3
The Umbrella Academy | Source: Netflix

Along with this, we have newcomers who will be part of team Sparrow: Justin Cornwell as Sparrow leader Marcus, Britne Oldford as Fei, Jake Epstein as Alphonso, Genesis Rodriguez as Sloane, and Cazzie David as Jayme. 

Plot

The Umbrella Academy S2 ended on a really big cliffhanger. Plot-wise, here’s what you can expect from S3:

I. The World May Be Ending… Again

Victor wasn’t kidding when he said he has already caused two world-ending events.

When the family of misfits return to what they believed is their “fixed” timeline after saving the world, they’re in for a real shocker when they realize all they’ve done is create an alternative timeline!

Everything to Know About The Umbrella Academy S3
The Umbrella Academy | Source: IMDb

As if that wasn’t enough, the trailer also shows us that elements of this timeline are getting obliterated one by one, possibly because of how the Umbrella Academy’s presence makes it all unstable.

So yes, the world is once again ending in The Umbrella Academy S3 and we’re left to see if the gang can really fix it this time around. As they say, third time’s a charm!

II. Meet the Sparrow Academy

In the alternative timeline, the Umbrella Academy doesn’t exist. Instead we have the more put-together team known as the Sparrow Academy.

Everything to Know About The Umbrella Academy S3
The Sparrow Academy | Source: Fandom

Marcus is the leader of the Sparrow Academy, and his fellow members are Fei, Alphonso, Sloane, Jayme, an existential-dread-infusing rock named Christoper and even an alternate version of Ben—but more on that later.

The Sparrow Academy isn’t going to take well the Umbrella Academy’s intrusion, and might see them as a threat they need to get rid of, especially because the world seems to have gone bonkers after their arrival.

I am not yet sure what the solution will be. Even if the two teams end up working together, they both can’t exist in the same timeline.

III. Umbrella Academy’s Character Changes

It’s not just the Sparrow Academy that is switching up the show. As you may have noticed, two Umbrella Academy characters have undergone changes too. The beloved Ben comes as quite a shock, because he was an actual delight to have in the team.

Everything to Know About The Umbrella Academy S3
The Umbrella Academy | Source: IMDb

But in the altered timeline, not only is he alive… he’s part of the Sparrow Academy. Worse yet, he seems to be a real douchebag, too. We’re yet to understand how any of these alternative timelines work, so we don’t know if we’ll get old Ben back.

And this just increases the amount of questions we have: Are Umbrella Academy Ben and Sparrow Academy Ben the same person? Can reversing the timeline solve things? Would that ultimately mean that Ben would be dead again?

The other change is on a more positive note, with Elliot Page being able to stay true to himself on screen. His character will transition from being Vanya to Viktor, and this is a journey I’m truly waiting to witness!

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About The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy is an American superhero series based on the comic book series of the same name written by Gerard Way. The series was created for Netflix by Steve Blackman and developed by Jeremy Slater.

The series revolves around seven children gifted with superpowers., who billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves turns into a team called The Umbrella Academy. The superhero siblings reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an imminent apocalypse.