With Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy quickly approaching, Netflix took to Twitter today to announce the new cast members of the Sparrow Academy, along with who will play who. For those of you that know me, and have been following Popcorn and Tequila for awhile now, or for those of you who have read my posts on The Umbrella Academy Season 2, you probably already know I don’t know a damn thing about the comics.
But for me, the show is fun to watch nonetheless — minus Season 2’s racism scenes. (If you’re not all caught up yet, this was the hardest scene to watch in Season 2.) But the ending of Season 2 introduced a new academy, and I’m excited to see what happens with these two crews next. (Me calling them “crews” like they’re two gang rivals instead of a bunch of school kids. Lawd.)
Meet The Umbrella Academy “Sparrow Academy” Cast Below
Justin Cornwell will play Marcus …
A natural born leader that oozes confidence and keeps the family together who is equally as charming as he is chiseled and colossus.
(And yes, if you watched Jingle Jangle, this is the same Justin Cornwell that sang his way into our hearts as Jeronicus! So I’m super excited to see more of him on screen this year.)
Justin H. Min will play BEN …
But not the one we know! This Ben is scheming, tactical and vicious, determined to gain his status as leader.
(I’m not sure what happened to Ben that zenned him the f*ck out now that he’s older, but I can not wait to see a different side of Ben, ’cause this weak a** character they had my man playing for the last two seasons ain’t it!)
Britne Oldford will play Fei …
… who sees the world in a special way.
She’s typically the smartest person in the room and willing to negotiate – yet, once you cross her, there’s no turning back.
(So she’s basically a me? Is Fei a Virgo? JK! Can’t wait to see her interactions with Allison and the rest of the crew! Two strong Black women coming together, or butting heads? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.)
Jake Epstei will play Alphonso …
A scarred crime-fighter with a caustic and biting sense of humor who enjoys verbally berating his enemies, almost as much as he enjoys a good pizza and a six-pack of beer.
(They had me at biting sense of humor, but I’ll stay for the pizza. Alphonso and Klaus are probably going to be great friends, huh?)
Genesis Rodriguez will play Sloane …
A romantic dreamer eager to see the world beyond the academy. Even though she feels tied down to her family, Sloane has plans of her own…and she may just act on them.
(So is she gonna help Vanya get her life together? Cause someone needs to!)
Cazzie David will play Jayme …
A loner with a fear-inducing snarl you’d be wise to avoid at all costs. She doesn’t say much because she doesn’t have to.
(A who? A what? Did they just say a fear-inducing snarl? The hell is she an animal?!)
Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube (Newcomer) will play Christopher …
A telekinetic cube that can turn the room freezing cold and induce paralyzing fear without so much of a warning.
The trustworthy, loyal oracle of the Sparrows is treated as just another sibling.
(Sooo … why is a cube treated as a full human sibling? This I need answers too!)
But yeah, that’s the list folks!
If you’re not all caught up yet, The Umbrella Academy Season 1 and 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.
Click here to watch (or rewatch) both seasons and get ready for Season 3.