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Umbrella Academy’s new cast includes a telekinetic cube

Meet the Sparrow Academy

The Umbrella Academy Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix
Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

If you thought the seven Hargreaves siblings were the only superpowered figures in the world of The Umbrella Academy, think again. The upcoming third season touches on the some of the other superpowered kids born on the same day as the members of the Umbrella Academy.

[Ed. note: This article contains major spoilers for the second season of The Umbrella Academy]

The second season ended with the Hargreaves siblings returning back to 2019 ... only to find themselves in a parallel timeline where their austere father Reginald adopted a different set of superpowered children. Dubbed the Sparrow Academy, they are six new faces (and one familiar one) with new powers and new actors. While Netflix has been mum on the exact abilities of the new cast, it did reveal the actors and their characters.

The Sparrow Academy’s Number One, Marcus, is played by Justin Cornwell (Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey). Marcus is the charismatic and confident leader of the Sparrows, who keeps the family together. Justin H. Min reprises his role as Ben, only the Ben of the Sparrow is much different than the Ben of the Umbrella Academy — he’s vicious and tactical, and also earns the number two spot in Reginald’s ranking.

images of the new cast in the umbrella academy
Marcus, Ben, Fei on the top, with Alphonso, Sloane, Jayme, and Christopher on the bottom
Image: Netflix

Britne Oldford (Hunters) plays Number Three. Named Fei, she’s smart and vaguely misanthropic, seeing the “world in a special way.” Number Four is Alphonso, played by Jake Epstein (Suits), a scarred, sarcastic vigilante. Genesis Rodriguez of Big Hero 6 plays Sloane, the fifth Sparrow, a dreamy romantic with a “higher cosmic calling.” Cazzie David, daughter of Larry David, meanwhile, plays loner Jayme.

And finally, the seventh and arguably most important member of the Sparrows is played by newcomer Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube. Named Christopher, the telekinetic cube can change temperature and induce fear. He’s treated like any other sibling and is now my favorite character in this entire show.

In addition to the. new cast members, Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Ritu Arya, Adam Godley, and Colm Feore will return. There is no set release date for season 3, but filming begins next month.

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