The third season of The Umbrella Academy it’s almost here. After a nearly two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, streaming’s most beloved superhero family returns to June 22. And it does, promising to rework its main themes, delve into its more interesting premises, and show new sides to the characters. Everything, as the members of the Hargreeves family must face the most unusual enemies. That, while dealing with their respective alternate versions in an alternate timeline, embodied in the sparrow academy.
From its first season, The Umbrella Academy distinguished itself by subverting expectations. In particular, the way to analyze and deepen the powers and peculiarities of their characters. And it looks like its third season will be no exception. In the official synopsis for the next chapters, Netflix seems to clarify that the Hargreeves family will face an unexpected enemy.
That in addition to dealing with the eventuality of Sparrow Academy, the great suspense end of its second season. But the rest of the story will apparently be more about observing its curious superheroes than a new dimension. And to analyze the new scenario that they will go through, in the midst of the usual family disputes and their quest for identity.
A new course for a family in difficulty
To the surprise of the public, the third season of The Umbrella Academy will be presented on June 22. Which means Netflix will change its traditional premiere day (Fridays) to a new one. The reason? Most likely, the platform will try to ensure that the popularity of the series does not tarnish the return of another of its flagship programs. the long awaited fourth season of stranger things It will arrive in two parts in the middle of this year.
The first will air on May 27 and the second on July 1. Which means that new episodes of The Umbrella Academy they would be practically caught between the two events. So it’s obvious that Netflix has taken steps to keep the two TV events separated by nine days. This shows the importance of series for the catalog of the subscription service.
And the reasons abound. The series, which began as a small-scale adaptation of the comic book of the same name, has grown into a public event. One that only grows and becomes more and more intriguing. In fact, the synopsis for the third season indicates that the series will be moving to unknown and more exciting places. On the one hand, the members of the Academy will have to face the dilemma of the Apocalypse — another — while trying to understand their place in the world. Also, the existence of the Sparrow Academy will undoubtedly be one of the most complex points of the new chapters. After all, this is a version – with its own powers and conflicts – of the already complicated Hargreeves family.
“Smart, graceful, and as warm as a sea of icebergs, the sparrows immediately confront the umbrellas in a violent confrontation that turns out to be the least of everyone’s worries. Navigating the challenges, losses, and surprises that are their own – and faced with a destructive entity, an unidentified woman wreaking havoc on the universe (something they may have caused) – now all they have to do is convince the new and maybe dad’s best family to help them fix what their arrival has done wrong.”
What to remember from the second season of The Umbrella Academy
For context: all of the above takes place after the Hargreeves had to prevent an impending apocalypse in season 2. Another cataclysmic event caused by the loss of control of the powers of Vania (Elliot Page) and a series of inevitable confluences of events. On the one hand, a sudden trip back in time that took the family to different years of the 1960s. On the other hand, faced with the consequences of the shady actions of The Commission.
The two things together took the story to new places. In particular, faced with the need for the Hargreeves to rebuild their family ties and even, find your identity. This, beyond the pressure of a violent and demanding father, in addition to the expectations they had to meet.
Unlike the first season, which was based on a harrowing inquest into the death of Sir Reginald Hargreeves, the second took a closer look at his family. And it gave all of its characters a chance to analyze different versions of their lives and abilities.
What will the names of the new chapters be?
As showrunner Steve Blackman told Netflix Geeked Week in June last year, episodes of the new season they already have titles. And most seem to indicate the different directions that the series will take in its new episodes.
- 301: Meet the Family
- 302: The largest ball of string in the world
- 303: Pocket Full of Lightning
- 304 Kugelblitz
- 305 softest fit
- 306: Worry
- 307: Auf Wiedersehen
- 308: Marriage at the end of the world
- 309: 6 bells
- 310 Forget
Who is returning for the third season?
To the delight of fans, the entire cast of the series will return for new episodes. This includes Elliot Page (Vanya), Tom Hopper (Luther), David Castañeda (Diego) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (Allison). Back also and surely with greater relevance, Robert Sheehan (Klaus) and Aidan Gallagher (Five). In a curious detail, Justin H. Min (Ben) returns, but in an alternate timeline and as part of Sparrow Academy.
On the other hand, Colm Feore will also give the face of Sir Reginald Hargreeves, while Adam Godley will be the voice of Pogo, the chimpanzee. Likewise, there will be a special appearance from Jordan Claire Robbins (Grace Hargreeves/Mother). Ritu Arya will also return as Lila Pitts. The newest addition to the cast is Javon Walton (euphoria), without yet knowing what his role will be.
On the other hand, the Sparrow Academy will be made up of Justin Cornwell (Marcus Hargreeves), Britne Oldford (Fei Hargreeves) and Jake Epstein (Alphonso Hargreeves). The cast also includes Genesis Rodriguez (Sloane Hargreeves/Number Five) and Cazzie David (Jayme Hargreeves/Number Six). Netflix has hinted that the members of the two academies will not coincide at all.
And our titular villain?
Netflix has kept the season three villain a secret. But for now, there are rumors that various comic book villains may be heading to the live action. Between them terminal doctor, The Perseus company or even another superhero like The scientific man.
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