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The Umbrella Academy meets the Sparrow Academy in Season 3

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On Sunday, Steve Blackman, showrunner for The Umbrella Academy, announced at SXSW that season 3 of the dark comic book series will launch on Wednesday, June 22.

Blackman further revealed the new season with a teaser trailer that shows the Umbrella Academy’s Hargreeves siblings confronting the Sparrow Academy—alternate versions of the titular superheroes.

Season 3 picks up with the season 2 finale, where the Umbrella Academy returns to the present timeline after stopping the apocalypse in 1963. They first believe that they’ve saved the world, but they soon realize that something is wrong as soon as they meet the Sparrows and learn they are in the latter’s timeline. Led by their long-dead brother Ben (Justin H. Min), the Sparrows are not welcoming to their alternate timeline counterparts, as they are described as “smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs.”

However, this initial face-off between the two becomes the least of everyone’s problems as an unknown destructive entity begins wreaking havoc in the universe—something that they might have caused. The Umbrella Academy will have to take on the challenge of convincing their father’s (Colm Feore) new and possibly better family to help set things right again and send them back to their timeline before things turn from bad to worse. 

Returning stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Min, Feore, and Ritu Arya will lead season 3, alongside new cast members Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David, and Javon “Wanna” Walton.

Netflix’s adaptation of The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic series created by creators and co-executive producers Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel Bá (Daytripper).