Reginald Hargreeves is the reason that The Umbrella Academy can beat The Sparrow Academy in the upcoming season of The Umbrella Academy. The Umbrella Academy season 3 is set to premiere on Netflix on June 22, beginning where season 2 left off with a massive cliffhanger. The Umbrella Academy season 2 saw the adopted siblings stranded in 1960s Dallas, once again trying to prevent the coming apocalypse. Luckily, they managed and even found a way to return home to 2019 – but as a result of going to their father’s younger self for help in the 60s, The Umbrella Academy inadvertently changed their fate and found themselves replaced by The Sparrow Academy.
As is clear from both season 1 and season 2 of The Umbrella Academy, Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) was never a very nurturing father, using his power and brilliance as an excuse for neglectful and abusive behavior towards his children. He adopted each member of The Umbrella Academy because he wanted to form a team that would one day save the world, coveting them for their abilities and little else. Each member of The Umbrella Academy suffered at the hands of their father, though in different ways, depending on their gifts. The training regimen was rigid, and their upbringing was strict, which only served to prove how important it was that the siblings loved and supported one another – even if it took a while for them to understand one another.