The Umbrella Academy is known for its wild, time-travelling storylines but writers really wowed fans by introducing the Sparrow Academy.
After navigating through several plot twists, eras and locations in season two the cliffhanger at the end of the show shocked many.
But what is the Sparrow Academy? And does this mean there’s a third season of the popular show already lined up? Spoilers ahead…
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What is the Sparrow Academy?
- The Sparrow Academy appears to be another version of the Umbrella Academy which was also set up by Sir Reginald Hargreeves.
When the Hargreeves “siblings” return to 2019 after spending season two in the 1960s they are shocked to find their “dad” Reginald and “sibling” Ben alive.
It soon becomes apparent they have changed the future and apparently written out the creation of The Umbrella Academy because of their actions in the past.
During season two the characters meet Hargreeves in the 1960s, which was before he created their Academy. They tell him about his future and the final scene suggests he decided to change it, reports Inverse.
When the group arrive at what they think is their home, six other people are seen in silhouette standing on a balcony.
Do we know if the Sparrow Academy will feature in a third series?
Not much is really known about the Sparrow Academy, hinting that it could be the basis for a third season.
Showrunner Steve Blackman told Inverse: “They are new people. They’re not our characters. They are different people, and that’s all I can really say.”
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It was already revealed in season one that 43 women around the world all gave birth at the same time on October 1, 1989.
This suggests that there’s more than 30 other possible characters who could appear at the Sparrow Academy with their own sets of special powers.
What else happens in season two of The Umbrella Academy?
This season starts in 1960 and has will feature the Kennedy assassination and the Civil Rights Movements in its plot.
Emmy Raver-Lampman’s Allison will also be forced to deal with living in Jim Crow-era Texas while Ellen Page’s Vanya has amnesia.
Fans are also learn more about Klaus’ relationship with his boyfriend, with the time traveller trying to stop Dave from enlisting for the Vietnam war.
Viewers met Dave, played by Cody Ray Thompson, in season one. Klaus, played by Robert Sheehan, spoke about him with Diego in episode six.