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It looks like the Sparrow Academy is suiting up as filming for season 3 of The Umbrella Academy gets ready to begin.

This week, the members of the Sparrow Academy assembled for another exclusive look at the Netflix series.

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Filming for The Umbrella Academy season 3 is set to begin this month. Currently, production is underway and some behind-the-scenes details have already been spilled. Last month, Justin H. Min channeled the new Ben fans can expect to see in the upcoming season while revealing how the first script read-through went.

“Just had our first semi-readthrough, and everyone is perfect. absolutely perfect. and by everyone, I mean the sparrows. I don’t care about the others.”

As we all remember, the end of season 2 left most viewers on edge. The Hargreeves siblings returned to the “present time” only to learn that Sir Reginald Hargreeves created the Sparrow Academy instead of the Umbrella Academy. Among the members of the Sparrow Academy is Ben, who is now No. 2. As a result, TUA fans can expect a completely different Ben than they’ve seen in past episodes. In fact, it seems as though sweet old Ben may be gone for good.

“This is not the sweet Ben we know and love,” Deadline reports. “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.”

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In mid-January, Netflix officially introduced the new actors joining season 3 as members of the Sparrow Academy. To start, “honest, virtuous and demanding” No. 1 or Marcus is being portrayed by Justin CornellBritne Oldford is portraying Fei, No. 3, while Jake Epstein is taking on the role of Alphonso, No. 4, who has “a caustic and biting sense of humor.” Some fans many recognize Epstein for his on-screen portrayal as Craig Manning on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

The Sparrow Academy’s “romantic dreamer” No. 5, Sloane, is being played by Genesis Rodriguez and Cazzie David is “loner” Jayme, No. 6. However, the Sparrow Academy’s No. 7 is catching a lot of people’s attention. The final member of the academy is Christopher, an “existential dread-inducing psykronium cube.”

 

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Then, last week, Min gave fans an exclusive look at the new Umbrella Academy cast members as they get ready to start filming season 3.

Now, fans are getting another look at the Sparrow Academy. Over the weekend, six of the seven members (sorry Christopher) shared a “group” photo of them assembling for season 3. Each of the actors can be seen rocking some new Sparrow Academy attire.

 

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Many The Umbrella Academy fans commented on the post, asking where Christopher is. Currently, the actor behind this mysterious cube is unknown. However, Deadline‘s description of No. 7 is raising some eyebrows.

“Christopher is a telekinetic cube of unknown origin,” Deadline says. “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.”

According to Deadline, the character will have a voice. This detail has caused fan theories to emerge that Gerard Way may finally make a cameo as the voice of No.7. However, nothing has been confirmed yet.

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Along with this, many fans are wondering if the Sparrow Academy will wear the same outfits in every single episode. However, Min may have just revealed that that won’t be the case.

Along with Min, showrunner Steve Blackman also shared just how the cast have bonded while in quarantine. He recently posted a photo of a Zoom call with most of the main actors we will see in season 3. According to the caption, a lot of Bingo and drinks were involved in getting the cast acquainted with each other.

“Quarantine nights. Drinks and bingo with this motley crew!”

 

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Last year, Alternative Press interviewed Justin H. Min who spilled some secrets about the Sparrow Academy and what’s in store for season 3.

What are your reactions to the new Sparrow Academy photo? What are you most looking forward to in season 3? Let us know in the comments below.