With June 22 here before you know it, Netflix is starting to step up its game when it comes to the promotional machine for the upcoming third season of its adaptation of Gerard Road & Gabriel Bait is The Umbrella Academy. Right now, we’re nearing the end of the release of a series of key character profile art posters for our heroes and their Sparrow Academy counterparts. And while we wait for the official trailer (or at least an extended teaser) to release, we also know that the popular streaming series will be the focus of Netflix’s Geeked Week (June 6-10). And earlier today, we also learned that Dark Horse Comics and Ba will be giving away a free Comic Book Day giveaway to fans on Saturday, May 7, 2022 (in less than two weeks).
Here’s a preview of the announcement tweet from earlier with the good news:
Now here’s a look at the original teaser for the date announcement released last month confirming June 22, 2022, as well as the official season preview for Netflix. The Umbrella Academy:
After putting an end to the 1963 apocalypse, the Umbrella Academy returns home to the present, convinced that they have prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this cursed timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t quite (okay, not at all) the way they left them. Enter Sparrow Academy. Clever, elegant, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately confront the Umbrellas in a violent confrontation that turns out to be the least of everyone’s worries. Navigating their own unique challenges, losses, and surprises – and facing an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc on the universe (something they may have caused) – now all that all they have to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them right what their arrival has done wrong. Will they find their way back to their pre-apocalyptic life? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a glitch in the timeline?
The Umbrella Academy stars Tom Hopper like Luther aka Spaceboy aka Number One, David Castaneda like Diego aka The Kraken aka Number Two, Emmy Raver Lampman like Allison aka The Rumor aka Number Three, Robert Sheehan like Klaus aka The Séance aka Number Four, Aidan Gallagher as Five aka The Boy, Justin H. Min like Ben aka The Horror aka Number Six/Ben aka Sparrow Number 2, Elliot Page like Viktor aka The White Violin aka Number Seven, Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves, and Ritu Arya like Lilac. And speaking of Sparrow Academy, we also have Justin Cornwell as Marcus aka Number One, Britne Oldford as Fei aka Number Three, Jake Epstein like Alphonso aka Number Four, Genesis Rodriguez as Sloane aka Number Five, Cassie David as Jayme aka Number Six, and Psykronium cube inducing existential terror as Christopher aka Number Seven. Besides, Javon Walton (Euphoria, Utopia) joined the cast in an undisclosed role.
Created by showrunner and executive producer Blackman and produced by UCP (a division of Universal Studio Group) for Netflix, The Umbrella Academy is also produced by Jeff F. King, Keith Goldberg, Mike Richardson & Jeremy Webbwith Way & Ba co-executive production and Steve Wakefield produce.