The first trailer has been revealed for Netflix’s upcoming superhero series The Umbrella Academy and it looks quirky and fun. The characters look unique and the tone is very different to anything we’ve see from the superhero genre. Colour us intrigued, but what happened to number 6?
The pilot episode will be written by The Exorcist’s Jeremy Slater and will be inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, written by Ex-My Chemical Romance member Gerard Way.
The Umbrella Academy follows a set of dysfunctional superheroes called The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror and The White Violin as they try to solve the case surrounding their father’s unexplained death.
When speaking about The Umbrella Academy, Cindy Holland – Vice President, Original Content for Netflix – said:
“What drew us to The Umbrella Academy is that it’s wholly unique, visual and stylised. These aren’t the usual superheroes, and this series will embrace the singular tone of the graphic novels — dark yet humorous, supernatural yet grounded in reality. We’re excited to see this world and introduce these unforgettable heroes to Netflix members around the globe.”
The Umbrella Academy will consist of 10 episodes and stars Tom Hooper, Emmy Raver-Lampan, Robert Sheehan, Ellen Page, Aidan Gallagher and David Castaneda. The show will hit Netflix on 15th February 2019.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)