Netflix's THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Gets a Wild and Cool New Trailer for You to Enjoy
Netflix has released a new full trailer for their series adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá‘s superhero comic book The Umbrella Academy.
I actually really like what I’m seeing from this. The story was obviously inspired by the X-Men, but this kind of takes things a much weirder level. I like the fun and playful quirkiness of it.
Ellen Page stars in the series, and the story centers on a dysfunctional family of superheroes who come together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of the apocalypse, and more. Here’s the synopsis:
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 Hargreeve’s 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.
Page is joined in the series by Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige.
When previously talking about the development of the series, Way explained that it will be very different from the comic book, but also says that it “is faithful to the source material,” and they kept “a lot of the weird ideas” and “embraced them.” Way went on to say:
"You don’t know what year it is. Everyone is in the dark, Berlin look. The character that translated the best was Space Boy. Sure he wears clothes in the show but not the comic, but he is still really big and really sad. You see him and you think, whoa, what is the deal with this guy. All the costumes have been great and they are channeling the right stuff, but it is way different than the book."
The Umbrella Academy premieres on Netflix on February 15th, 2019.