‘The Umbrella Academy’ is making big changes for season 3. The Netflix adaptation of the popular comic book series could be bringing in its own originality, drifting away from the main source. How are they changing some of the main story beats and what should you expect? Keep reading to find out!
A lot had happened by the time season 2 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ ended. As for season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy‘, bigger changes are supposed to be at play. According to where season 2 ended and what could now be the journey for the Hargreeves siblings, it seems like the Netflix series is about to deviate from the comic book series from which it has been adapted. What is the big change everyone is talking about? Find out here!
- ‘The Umbrella Academy’ had made minor changes before
- Season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ to move away from the main comics
- ‘The Umbrella Academy’ introduces the Sparrows for season 3
‘The Umbrella Academy’ had made minor changes before
When Netflix first brought out the adaptation of the comic book series, ‘The Umbrella Academy’, by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba, the show seemed to be following in the lines of the major bits of the main source. Sure, there have been a few minor tweaks done here and there for the sake of taking artistic liberty, but Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ has always followed in the footprints of its parent book. Season 1 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ was a clear and true adaptation of the first volume in the comics series, “Apocalypse Suite”. Barring a few ignorable changes, the show kept the major beats except the season finale that presented the Hargreeves siblings failing in stopping the apocalypse, which was not the case in the comic books.
Unexpectedly, season 2 of the Netflix adaptation created a bigger gap with comic books. The second volume in the comic book series, “Dallas“, supposedly inspired the second season. According to the comic books, the Hargreeves siblings travel in time back to 1963 to make sure that the assassination of JFK happens (yes, you read that right), which otherwise would alter the timeline bringing upon the world a nuclear apocalypse. Season 2 of the Netflix adaptation made sure that the major storyline is followed in the broader perspective, but there have been a few noticeable changes in the overall story. For example, the members of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ were scattered through various times in the ’60s and the JFK assassination beat was less emphasized. Moreover, the season-ending was far from the ending in the comic books series. The Netflix adaptation had the Hargreeves siblings return to an alternate 2019, where things have changed as an effect of their past actions.
Season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ to move away from the main comics
The season 2 ending of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ saw some serious deviation from the main comic book’s ending. However, the season finale also hinted at an even bigger deviation from the books for ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3. At the end of season 2, the Hargreeves siblings return to their home to find out that it has been replaced by the “Sparrow Academy” led by Number One who is still breathing in that particular reality. This ending does not come close to what it has set season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ for, which would probably not be inspired by the third volume in the comic book series, “Hotel Oblivion”.
“Hotel Oblivion” presents the titular hotel constructed by Reginald Hargreeves as a prison for supervillains in a pocket dimension. After a mass breakout, the villains attack earth and that is when the Haergreeves siblings come into play. The volume ends with the introduction of “The Sparrows“. Clearly, the Sparrows have inspired the “The Sparrow Academy” at the end of season 2 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’, and since it’s already quite different from the comics, there is little doubt that season 3 will not follow the book version at all. Apparently, season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ will let go of the events from “Hotel Oblivion” and since it is the last instalment in the comic book series, the Netflix adaptation doesn’t have to follow a specific storyline with no reference to work with.
The Umbrella Academy’ introduces the Sparrows for season 3
Netflix has already introduced the Sparrows for ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3. Justin Cornwell will play the first member of the Sparrows, Marcus. Justin H. Min will resume his role as Ben, but this time as the leader of the Sparrows. Britney Oldford will play Fei, the third Sparrows team member. There’s also Jake Epstein who would play Alphonso, the fourth team member of the Sparrows. Genesis Rodriguez will play the romantic and dreaming Sloane, the fifth Sparrow. The sixth member of the Sparrows, Jayme, will be played by Cazzie David.
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