Netflix has announced casting for The Sparrow Academy who will be featured in Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy. Joining the series are Justin Cornwell (I Am the Night), Britne Oldford (Hunters), Jake Epstein (Suits), Genesis Rodriguez (Big Hero 6), amd Cazzie David (Eighty-Sixed).
Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy ended with the dysfunctional family averting doomsday in 1963 and returned to the future, but due to their interference in the past they changed the future where The Umbrella Academy no longer existed. In its place was The Sparrow Academy with a different group of super-powered students with the exception of Ben, one of the original members of the Umbrella Academy who died when he was young. Instead Ben, played by Justin H. Min, is alive and well and seems to be much less friendly in this alternate timeline.
Cornwell will play Marcus, Sparrow #1: “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.”
Min’s Ben is 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.”
Oldford will play 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.”
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Epstein 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 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.”
Rodriguez 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.”
David 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 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.”
The new cast members join Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher and Colm Feore for the third season, which will begin production next month in Toronto.
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