Just when you thought that The Umbrella Academy couldn't throw you any more curveballs, season two just gave us some big ones. The popular superhero series surprised fans with a high stakes season filled with a bunch of new foes and some more hijinks that you can only get from a show like this. Of course, the season couldn't end with one last cliffhanger that will leave you wanting season three to come out right now.
*Major spoilers for season 2 of The Umbrella Academy below!*
Here's everything you need to know about The Sparrow Academy from The Umbrella Academy season two.
What is The Sparrow Academy?
Uh oh, looks like time got a little bit messed up again. Although The Umbrella Academy were successful in returning back to where they were originally from, some big change happened, which landed them in alternative timeline. Upon returning to their house, they noticed that Sir Hargreeves is actually alive and that he founded a completely different school called The Sparrow Academy. Not only that, but Ben is actually alive in this timeline and he is SO different from the Ben that they know and grew up with.
Are The Sparrow Academy in the comics?
Fans of The Umbrella Academy comic books might recognize The Sparrow Academy from the Hotel Oblivion volumes.
In the comics, Sparrow Academy only makes a brief appearance. However, Gerard Way confirmed that the fourth volume of the comics will be named after them.
"[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," he told Forbes. "The series finally starts to answer the question: 'What about the other babies born on that day, in that moment?' The Umbrella Academy siblings are not alone in the world anymore."
Are there any changes between Sparrow Academy in the show versus the comics?
It's still a little hard to tell since the Sparrow Academy volumes aren't out yet, but so far, we know that they have a connection to Mom/Grace in the comic books. Whether that's the same case in the show still remains to be seen. However, with Sir Hargreeves still in the picture, it's likely a group of other kids who were born on the same day as them. With the original Umbrella Academy out of the timeline, it makes sense why another version of them might not be there. Since Ben was originally killed on a mission with the original group, it's not too surprising to see him part of Sparrow Academy. However, in this new timeline, he seems to be younger and has a harsher personality.
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