While Netflix is seemingly parting company with Marvel as of late with
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
With a pretty decent cast and filmed in Toronto, Canada, The Umbrella Academy will run for 10 1-hour episodes on February 15, 2019. The cast includes Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.
As mentioned above, The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.
Attendees at this year’s CCXP (Comic Con Experience) got a special treat as well. Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman and David Castañeda who along with creatives, Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, presented 10 minutes of exclusive footage of the live-action series. Hopefully, that footage should make its way to the rest of the internet soon enough…
What do you think about the teaser for Netflix’s upcoming The Umbrella Academy? Are you going to be checking it out next February