After a two-year wait, The Umbrella Academy is finally returning with a third season on June 22. The show left off on a confusing note, with the siblings having dodged the apocalypse and made it back to what they thought was the correct timeline. Picking up from where they left off, the audience will finally be introduced to the new cast we caught a glimpse of at the end of season two.
"June 22, 2022," Netflix captioned the Instagram post adding an umbrella and sparrow emojis next to it. It featured a video with a face-off between The Umbrella Academy and The Sparrow Academy, which was silent yet tense.
Season 2 of the comic book adaptation ended in July 2020 with a plot twist to the Hargreeves siblings' successful return to 2019 after stopping the apocalypse only to find that things were not quite the same. Their father was still alive and the academy was called Sparrow instead of Umbrella with a new group of characters wearing clothes that bear an eerie resemblance to their uniforms. Another surprise was seeing Ben alive.
Here’s what’s ahead for the Hargreeves, per the official season 3 synopsis: “Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns. Navigating challenges, losses and surprises of their own — and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the Universe (something they may have caused) — now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong. Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?”
The season 3 Sparrows will be played by Justin H. Min, Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David and Dread-Inducing Psykronium Cube.
The Umbrella Academy‘s Hargreeves family will be played by the original cast Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehanand, Aidan Gallagher and Colm Feore along with season 2 addition Ritu Arya.