Cop A Taste Of Gerard Way’s Netflix Superhero Series ‘Umbrella Academy’

It’s all happening, folks. Netflix has unleashed a couple of shots from their upcoming series Umbrella Academy based on the comic series of the same name by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. 

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The live-action series, based on the Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels, has a stellar cast led by none other than Ellen Page. 

If you’re unfamiliar with the series, here’s how it goes…

In 1989 – on the same day – 43 babies are born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy before giving birth. Seven of these mysterious babies are adopted by one Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist responsible for creating The Umbrella Academy. 

At the school, the children – all with their own unique abilities – learn to save the world but in their teenage years the family hits a wall and they decide to disband.

Years later, the six remaining members – all in their 30s now – reunite when their father suddenly dies in curious circumstances.

Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige star alongside Page.

Illustrator Gabriel Bá and Way both serve as executive producers and Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) helms the series.

Behold, the stills.

The Umbrella Academy / Netflix

HMMM, lots to unpack in this pic.

The Umbrella Academy / Netflix
The Umbrella Academy / Netflix

Yep, I’m keen as hell.

If you want to get your hands on the comics, click HERE

A little while ago Netflix’s See What’s Next account posted this baby to their feed:

So from this we can gather that:

  1. Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves AKA Spaceboy
  2. David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves AKA The Kraken
  3. Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves AKA The Rumor
  4. Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves AKA The Séance
  5. Aidan Gallagher as Number Five AKA The Boy 
  6. ???
  7. Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves AKA The White Violin 

Colm Feore stars as Sir Reginald Hargreeves.

Umbrella Academy will hit Netflix  February 15, 2019.