Netflix continues to prove it's an unstoppable streaming force that wants to fully overtake all of entertainment with its epic NYCC presentation this weekend. While we previously saw the big trailer releases for Daredevil Season 3 and new horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina before the con got underway, they saved something huge for the day of the panel.
Sadly, we do not get to see the first footage from The Umbrella Academy released online. Netflix is saving that for a later date. What they did drop on all of us unfortunate enough, or lacking in luck, not to be at Comic-Con was a series of new character posters and three first look images that promises something unique and weird is at foot.
Meet the super dysfunctional family members of The Umbrella Academy, launching globally on Netflix February 15, 2019. Number 1 is Super Strong, Number 2 is Super Bitter, Number 3 is Super Famous, Number 4 is Super High, Number 5 is Super Old, Number 6 is Super Dead and Number 7 is Super... Ordinary.
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.
The Umbrella Academy is 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 live-action series stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige, and is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Jeff F. King (Hand of God), Bluegrass Television, and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá will serve as co-executive producers.
You can take a look at the unique and unusual 'heroes' of The Umbrella Academy in the images provided by Netflix and their official Umbrella Academy Facebook. This looks like its going to be good.