Filming on the third season of Netflix's warped superhero series, The Umbrella Academy, is now underway, with several new set photos teasing trouble ahead for the crime-fighting family. Season 3 is due to drop our heroes into an alternate reality, introducing alternate superhero team The Sparrow Academy, and it looks like there will be some butting heads between the two academies.
The images appear to show a very alive Ben along with two companions, one wearing a trench coat which is likely to be Fei, the character Britne Oldford is playing in the series, while the other appears to be Genesis Rodriguez, who plays Sparrow Academy member, Sloane. Fei, who is Number 3, has been described as "the smartest person in the room," while Sloane, who is Number 5, Sloane, is "a romantic and a dreamer."
It looks like Luther will find himself in some trouble from The Sparrow Academy, with actorTom Hopper being hung upside down and thrown around in all manner of dramatic ways. Hopper was also spotted wearing the muscle suit that gives him his gorilla-like build.
The results of the suit can be seen in a different image, which shows Luther running (likely towards danger). Of course, It's also possible that Luther is simply out for his morning constitutional.
Lastly, Elliot Page and Emmy Raver Lampman were seen filming their scenes in another location, with both set to reprise their roles as Vanya and Allison respectively.
Based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's Dark Horse comic book series of the same name, The Umbrella Academy begins in 1989, with a highly unusual occurrence wherein forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven of these mysterious babies are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. Unfortunately, not everything goes according to Hargreeves' plan, and the family fractures leading to the disbanding of The Umbrella Academy, before they are brought back together and forced to unite once again to stop the imminent apocalypse.
While there are currently no official plot details for The Umbrella Academy season 3, the final moments of the second season found the Hargreeves siblings thrown into an alternate timeline and coming face-to-face with a group of shadowy figures known as The Sparrow Academy. While their identities had remained a mystery come the series end, several details have since been revealed giving audiences a better idea of what to expect when season 3 begins, with the Sparrow's being made up of Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David, and Jake Epstein. Oh, and the Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube known as Christopher, of course.
Both seasons of The Umbrella Academy have been a huge hit for Netflix, with both seasons receiving rave reviews and high viewing numbers. Filming on the third season began earlier this year, and while no premiere date has yet been announced, showrunner Steve Blackman recently revealed the upcoming season premiere title to be "Meet the Family". This comes to us from Sean O'Neill.