The Hargreeves are back in action in our Umbrella Academy season three first-look images. But they aren’t alone. This season of The Umbrella Academy promises we will finally meet the mysterious Sparrows properly. The Sparrow Academy has landed and they mean business. (Not to mention, they look good.)
To see all the new images of the Sparrows, the Hargreeves, and company, click to enlarge and scroll through the below.
Showrunner Steve Blackman shared more about the new team with IGN. He notes:
We can see there’s a very different look to these Sparrows than the way our Umbrellas deal with stuff. They’re in uniforms, they’re very put together. You can see Luther and Victor and you can see they’re very different in terms of how the families dress, and how they’re put together, which obviously looks better than the other one. I think the fans are going to get a big kick of how different [the Sparrows] are. Without giving too much away, they’re both dysfunctional families in their own way is all I can say.
There’s nothing like a rivals (to friends?) narrative to spice up a story. And we certainly feel excited to see where the Sparrows take the story and our favorite characters. A little healthy competition and juxtaposition can often bring out the best, or at least the most interesting, parts of everyone.
The official logline for season three of The Umbrella Academy reveals even more.
After putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them. Enter the Sparrow Academy. 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?
Okay, so maybe friendship is off the table? We’ll have to watch and see. In the meantime, we’ll appreciate just how smart and stylish the Sparrows are. And how much we’ve missed seeing the Hargreeves in action.
Season three of Umbrella Academy premieres on Netflix on June 22.