The good people at Netflix have unleashed our first look at their new superhero series written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. It’s called the Umbrella Academy and stars the marvellous Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Aiden Gallagher, and a whole lot more.
The series is based on the comics of the same name and throws us into an alternate universe and into the lives of a rather dysfunctional family unit of adopted superheros. The estranged family are forced to reunite after the mysterious death of their father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves ( ~ The Monocle) played by Colm Feore.
Per the streaming giant’s @seewhatsnext Twitter account, the series is slated for a 2019 release and unlike most promotional posters and trailers these days, this first look doesn’t give us very much.
No really, there’s just umbrellas and some very steely looks:
— Queue (@netflixqueue) July 19, 2018
Interesting, quite interesting.
In the simplest way possible and according to their corresponding numbers we have:
- Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves AKA Spaceboy
- David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves AKA The Kraken
- Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves AKA The Rumor
- Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves AKA The Séance
- Aidan Gallagher as Number Five AKA The Boy
- Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves AKA The White Violin
Mary J. Blige and Kate Walsh also co-star.
Judging by the fact that The Horror AKA Ben Hargreeves is missing from this list we’re gonna chuck him in at Number Six. In a strange turn of events, we’re not quite sure who plays Ben at this current moment… not sure if that has anything to do with his name or not but there you go.
Interestingly, all the adopted children except for Page’s Vanya have super powers so she’s the odd one out.
Anyway and as Netflix says, Umbrella Academy will hit the streaming service some time in 2019.
In other recent and exciting Netflix news, Stranger Things have dropped a teaser for their highly-anticipated third season.
It’s not what you’d expect but it’s also a wonderful-sort-of-teaser:
You can find the first two seasons of Stranger Things on Netflix.