Netflix has released the first trailer for upcoming Dark Horse Comics adaptation, The Umbrella Academy, which stars an all star cast including Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Tom Hopper and Robert Sheehan!
The 10 part series is based on the Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by former My Chemical Romance lead vocalist Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. The series tells the story of a super-dysfunctional family of superheroes who have eight days to get it together and save the world – and it looks bonkers!
Check out the trailer, poster and first look images below!
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. The show is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix, with Steve Blackman serving as executive producer and showrunner, and additional EPs Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way, and Gabriel Bá.
The Umbrella Academy will be released on Netflix globally on the 15th February