At long last, we finally have a look at Netflix’s Umbrella Academy, based on a comic series of the same name, and we can’t wait.
Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy has been in development as a TV series since 2015. In 2017 it was announced Netflix had picked it up and then it’s been a waiting game to see anything official from it. This weekend at New York Comic Con, Netflix finally debuted the first images and you can now color us intrigued.
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 Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
Spontaneous births? We’re ready to follow this mystery for sure.
The Umbrella Academy will debut on Netflix on Feb. 19, 2019.
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