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.
Their time is now – but first they’ll have to solve the murder of one of their own.
The Umbrella Academy premieres globally on Netflix on February 15th. Check out the intriguing trailer below.
The Netflix original series The Umbrella Academy is adding more members. Based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics, the series is adding cast members Tom Hopper as “Luther,” Emmy Raver-Lampman as “Allison,” David Castañeda as “Diego,” Robert Sheehan as “Klaus,” and Aidan Gallagher as “Number Five.”
Netflix is adapting The Umbrella Academy graphic novels by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá as a live action series in partnership with publisher Dark Horse Comics.
The Eisner Award-winning graphic novels follow a dysfunctional family of superheroes – the titular Umbrella Academy (The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin) as they try to work together to solve their father’s murder.
The Umbrella Academy will be produced by Universal Cable Productions.