Netflix's The Umbrella Academy trailer is finally here. The project was first announced back in 2015 and fans have been patiently waiting to see the first look. Additionally, the streaming platform has announced that the series will debut February 15th, 2019. The series is based off the Dark Horse comic series of the same name by My Chemical Romance front man Gerard way and illustrated by Gabriel Ba. Keeping with the source material, everything looks dark, but with a quirky tone resulting in a Wes Anderson meets Tim Burton feel, with superheroes thrown in the mix. Fans of the comic series have been waiting for a big screen or small screen adaptation for nearly a decade.
The Umbrella Academy series story begins when forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before in 1989. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. The six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father's passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
As expected from one of /netflix/upcoming-shows/Netflix's most anticipated upcoming shows, The Umbrella Academy trailer is full of some dark and humorous imagery. It begins with Tiffany's 1987 pop hit "I Think We're Alone Now" before briefly going into the story. Additionally, there are teases of the abilities that the children have. The series stars Ellen Page as Vanya (The White Violin); Tom Hopper as Luther (Spaceboy); David Castaneda as Diego (The Kraken); Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison (The Rumor); Robert Sheehan as Klaus (The Seance) and Aidan Gallagher as Number Five (The Boy). Colm Feore stars as Sir Reginald Hargreeves (The Monocle).
Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba serve as executive producers on Netflix's The Umbrella Academy series. Back in 2010, Universal purchased the rights to make a feature-length film, but nothing ever really came out of it. Back in 2012, Way revealed that a "strong" script had been written by Rawson Marshall Thurber, while also stating that there were good talks happening. However, nothing ever came out of those talks and the project was ultimately shelved for reasons that are unclear.
Netflix announced plans to make The Umbrella Academy series back in 2015. Steve Blackman is directing the series, which consists of ten, one-hour episodes. Hopefully, the show will gain an audience and we'll end up with a Season 2 in the near future. Thankfully, we don't have to wait too long to see the series. Fans should be happy to know that the tone looks pretty similar to the original comic book series and for the fact that the release date is just around the corner. You can watch the first trailer for Umbrella Academy below.