Netflix has always had a thing for superheroes shows and after the critics for the cancellation of multiple fan-favorite Marvel shows, the streaming service is trying to gain back the trust of the public with brand new The Umbrella Academy.
The series is based on the comic book of the same name written by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Ba. The show will be a live action starring many high profile actors such as Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige and Kate Walsh.
The trailer starts off in 1989 when 43 women all around the world randomly gave birth to babies. The catch here is that none of those women showed any signs of pregnancy until the moment they went into labour.
Seven out of those forty-three children were adopted by a billionaire, Sir Reginald Hargreeve (played by Colm Feore), who raised them and trained them to save the world in what he calls “The Umbrella Academy”.
In the present, after going through hard times, the six of them who manage to survive into adulthood reunite when their adoptive father dies, finding out they must work together to solve a mystery and save the world from the apocalypse.
The fantasy/sci-fi show has been in the works since 2015 and has been created by Steve Backman and written by Jeremy Slater, well known for movies such as Fantastic Four and Death Note. Gerard Way has acted as executive producer.
The comic book was first released between September 2007 and February 2008 by Dark Horse Comics and won the 2008 “Eisner Award” for Best Finite Series/Limited Series.
The show is set to air on Netflix on February 15th.