Coming our way soon via Netflix is the studio’s next big comic book adaptation, The Umbrella Academy. And the dysfunctional family is on full display for the first time within the new Umbrella Academy trailer the stream team dropped today.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Dark Horse Comic property, The Umbrella Academy is set within the 1970ss of an alternate universe in which President John F. Kennedy was never assassinated.
The story follows a family of superheroes that have become estranged following the mysterious death of their father. However, one of them travels into the future to witness that the world has seen an apocalypse and is no more. Forcing the family to bound together to figure out what causing the impending devastation and determine a way to prevent it.
The story comes to us from the mind of Gerard Way, lead vocalist and co-founder of the band My Chemical Romance. Gabriel Bá handles the illustrations. With the comic earning the duo the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Finite Series/Limited Series.
Netflix’s adaptation of the comic was announced in July 2015 with Steve Blackman assigned to develop it. Today marks the first time the public has seen any substantial footage of the show. And within today’s Umbrella Academy trailer came news of the series’ release on February 15th.
You’ll notice a familiar face or two within The Umbrella Academy trailer. The cast includes
Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves / The White Violin. Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves / Spaceboy. Robert Sheehan plays Klaus Hargreeves / The Séance. Emmy Raver-Lampman is Allison Hargreeves / The Rumor. David Castañeda is cast as Diego Hargreeves / The Kraken.
Aidan Gallagher sets the plot of the series as Number Five / The Boy, an unnamed teenager who can time travel at the cost of aging quickly while maintaining his regular appearance. And you’ll notice Mary J. Blige in the role of Cha-Cha, a ruthless and unorthodox hitwoman who travels through time to track down her targets.
Hopefully Netflix finds success once again with yet another comic book adaptation from the studio. We’ll find out when The Umbrella Academy debuts in just a few weeks.