Warning! Spoilers for Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy are discussed in the article below.
After The Umbrella Academy successfully prevented a nuclear apocalypse in Season 2, the Hargreeves returned home to discover that their actions in 1963 have altered their present-day reality, with the appearance of The Sparrow Academy.
We spoke to Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman about this imposing new group of superheroes and their importance in Season 3, which is set to premiere globally on Netflix on June 22.
“[The Sparrow Academy] was something that Gerard [Way] and I had a similar idea on, and he wanted to incorporate it into the comics,” Blackman told IGN. “I had a similar sense, there are 43 kids in this universe, special kids like our Umbrella Academy. Eventually, I wanted to meet more of them, and he also was planning to do something in the comic book. Our sort of minds melded and hence the Sparrow Academy. They’re an exciting group of seven other very special siblings that are very different from their own. I think the audience will get a real kick at seeing how they all interact with each other.”
IGN can reveal an exclusive first look at several new images from Season 3 featuring the Hargreeves siblings and the Sparrow Academy in the gallery below:
The Umbrella Academy: Season 3 Exclusive Gallery