If you recall, the end of Season Two found our Hargreeves siblings stranded in an alternate 2019. One wherein Sir Reginald Hargeeves (Colm Feore) and Ben a.k.a. Number Six (Justin H. Min) are both very much alive. Well, more like “Emo Ben” with that My Chemical Romance aura he’s emitting. Anyway, our heroes are no longer inside the Umbrella Academy — they’ve crash-landed into the Sparrow Academy. In the final scene of Season Two, we see five mysterious figures with Ben. These are the children Reginald Hargreeves raised to be crime-fighting superheroes in this alternate timeline.
So, who’s exactly Sparrow Academy material? Cazzie David, Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Genesis Rodriguez and Jake Epstein will be joining Ben in this new reality. But that’s not all! The real star of the show is the seventh member of the band, a telekinetic floating cube known as “Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube.”
Deadline has also provided brief character descriptions for each new Sparrow member, which you can read below.
Justin Cornwell (Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, I Am the Night) 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.
Justin H. Min (After Yang, The Umbrella Academy) will play BEN, 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.
Britne Oldford (The Path, Hunters) 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.
Jake Epstein (Designated Survivor, Suits) 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.
Genesis Rodriguez (The Fugitive, Big Hero 6) 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.
Cazzie David (86’ed, New York Times best-selling author of No One Asked for This) 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 (Newcomer) 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.
Personally, I’m most excited about Epstein. As a teenage girl who fawned over him in Degrassi: The Next Generation, I’m elated to see him in a big project. Not to mention, his character smacks of an alternative Klaus, which I dig. Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube will undoubtedly be a scene-stealer.
The Umbrella Academy stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan and Justin H. Min. Ritu Arya and Adam Godley will also return for Season Three, which will begin production next month in Toronto.
Are you psyched about the new characters joining our dysfunctional family? Sound off in the comments below!
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