NEW YEAR, NEW ENTERTAINMENT 2021! The Dual Cast Of the Umbrella Academy Revealed. Drummer Extraordinaire Gary “Wicked” Fritz Plays Global Fest 2021!By Delaina Dixon | January 12, 2021 | Entertainment
Divas, were your minds scrambled like ours over the trippy time-traveling second season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy? And if you’re familiar with the season’s ender, you KNOW the series is adding more characters known as the Sparrows. DivaGalsDaily is happy to report that Umbrella Academy‘s third season will make it even more diverse than the first two (and the first two were pretty darn diverse!).
Here’s the breakdown of the new cast and their roles:
STIN CORNWELL will play MARCUS, Sparrow #1. Remember the handsome hunk from Jingle Jangle? Now he’s a charming, chiseled colossus Honest, virtuous, and demanding, Marcus keeps the family together. Graceful but lethal, calculated but compassionate, he is as smart as he is strong. Marcus is disciplined, rational and in control. He oozes confidence and leadership without ever having to raise his voice.
RITNE OLDFORD will play FEI, Sparrow #3. Fei sees the world in a special way. She comes across as a misanthrope who would rather be alone than spend even a second with you. But truth be told, Fei wishes she had a friend. Most of the time, Fei is the smartest person in the room and willing to work things out. But if you cross her there’s no looking back because Fei won’t stop until the job is done.
JAKE EPSTEIN will play ALPHONSO, Sparrow #4. Years of crime-fighting have left his face and body with countless visual reminders of his battles. To compensate, Alphonso is armed with a caustic and biting sense of humor. The only thing he likes better than verbally battering anyone foolish enough to get in his face is a good pizza and a six-pack of beer.
GENESIS RODRIGUEZ will play SLOANE, Sparrow #5. A romantic and a dreamer who feels a higher cosmic calling leaving her eager to see the world and experience a life beyond her upbringing. But obligations to her family keep Sloane tethered to the Academy, as does her fear of crossing the family line. But Sloane has plans… and one day she might just be brave enough to act on them.
CAZZIE DAVID will play JAYME, Sparrow #6. Jayme is a loner hidden under a hoodie. She doesn’t say much because she doesn’t have to. Jayme has a fear-inducing snarl. Catch a glimpse of it, and you’ll run across the street to avoid what follows. Smart and sharp as a knife, she spends most of her time hanging with Alphonso, her only friend.
JUSTIN H. MIN will play BEN, Sparrow #2. Justin’s left dearly departed Ben behind to play this new Ben who is definitely not the sweet one we know and love. This Ben is a Machiavellian tactician, wrapped up in a pretty boy body with a rumbling inner-squid. Vicious, pragmatic, and hyper-vigilant— Ben is determined to gain his status as the leader at all costs.
EXISTENTIAL DREAD INDUCING PSYKRONIUM CUBE will play CHRISTOPHER, Sparrow #7. Christopher is a telekinetic cube of unknown origin. He can turn the room freezing cold and induce paralyzing fear. He acts as the Sparrows’ consulted oracle who hands out incredible advice and serves as the family mediator. Trustworthy, loyal, and is treated by the Sparrows like any other sibling, Christopher is a force to be reckoned with. The Cube is new to the acting world but is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Watch seasons 1 and 2 of The Umbrella Academy, currently streaming on Netflix.
Drummer extraordinaire Gary “Wicked” Fritz (pictured, far right) is playing with Natu Camara at GlobalFEST tonight, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. GlobalFEST has paired up with NPR Music’s Tiny Desk concerts to present exclusive video performances by 16 artists via NPR Music’s digital platform. Catch him and the group on the NPR Music YouTube page.