Fans Are ANXIOUS About The Sparrow Academy's Screentime In Season 3
"i have a bad feeling about tua s3... if the sparrows get more screen-time than the umbrella academy i’m gonna be-" A fan tweets.
12 January 2021 by Fachana Techamaneewat
On January 11, The Umbrella Academy finally revealed the cast members for the Sparrow Academy. However, some fans are voicing out their concerns on how the TUA and Sparrows siblings will share the limited screen time.
For those who don't know, season 2 ended with the Umbrella Academy siblings altering the timeline which led to the creation of the Sparrow Academy as their replacements.
Fast forward, and whilst the majority of fans are excited to see the additional 7 Sparrow Academy siblings (including the much-loved Christopher "Cube"), other fans are quietly calculating the amount of siblings there are now in total (13), and how the screen time will be shared out.
I "I love that the sparrows are getting hype and all but I hope the writers remember that the show is called 'The Umbrella Academy' and that the tua members are still the main cast yk [...] I mainly want the writers to focus on the [TUA siblings]"
I "i hope this season isn’t too crowded! i love new characters but i’m so invested in the umbrella academy i don’t have time for the sparrow academy"
I "i have a bad feeling about tua s3... if the sparrows get more screen-time than the umbrella academy i’m gonna be"
Is there a Sparrow Academy in The Umbrella Academy comics?
There is a version of a Sparrow Academy in the original comics although there aren't many details about them.
From the sparse details about them, here's what we know:
The Sparrow Academy is first introduced in Hotel Oblivion where each member wears a uniform consisting of red, black and silver, accompanied with a sparrow logo on their "chests and sleeves".
In the comics, Vanya interacted with Carla* (one of the Sparrow Academy siblings) where Carla had aided in Vanya's recovery.
Number One appeared to have super strength, another can "turn into a murder of crows", another demonstrates similar abilities to a Voodoo doll while another could release "a blast from their face".
The Sparrows are also shown to have connections with "Mom" (Grace) and a male called "Deever".
However, it appears that the TV version of the Sparrow Academy will be diverting from the comic books. For example, *Carla was mentioned in the comics, whereas she seems to have been omitted from the TV series (unless her name was changed).
Some fans speculated that The Umbrella Academy season 3 may be loosely based on the upcoming Vol. 4 of The Umbrella Academy comics titled, "Sparrow Academy".
Gerard Way had teased that there would "a very big reveal in The Umbrella Academy universe".
I "[It] deals with a very big reveal in The Umbrella Academy universe, something that had been secret for a long time, and our siblings learn a lot about what was happening behind the scenes, as well as discovering the true nature of some characters that have been with them since the beginning.”
The Umbrella Academy season 3 will begin shooting soon. The Umbrella Academy season 1-2 is available for streaming on Netflix.
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.