There’s so many comic book adaptations out there these days, that the ones which aren’t about big name superheroes, get lost in the mix. So it makes sense that, as the same time as New York Comic Con, Netflix would pounce upon the opportunity to highlight one of it’s shows. The series in question is the upcoming The Umbrella Academy and the streaming giant has unleashed several images to get people excited.
Here’s a few character posters to kick things off.
The comic was released as a limited series from 2007 to 2013 through Dark Horse Comics. It was interestingly created and written by former My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way with artwork by Gabriel Bá. Proving to be popular, it was initially circled back in 2010 to be feature film. That fell apart and it bounced around a few years until Netflix announced making it a tv show, last year.
This show looks to be stacked from a talent standpoint as well. The two biggest names involved, at least from a general view, are Ellen Page and Mary J. Blige. Their co-stars aren’t exactly slouches though. Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher and Cameron Britton round out the cast. Way & Bá are serving as executive producers. In addition to the posters, there were also a couple quick looks at the show proper, released as well.
Need a full synopsis? Well, we got you covered there too:
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.
As with most shows that from Netflix, The Umbrella Academy is slated to be 10 episodes long. That seems to be perfect these days. Enough to hook and audience, but never enough to out stay its welcome. While the streaming giant’s output has been mixed when it comes to comic book, this seems just different enough to find a strong audience. We’ll find out in just a few months, when it’s released on Friday February 15th, 2019. A trailer is probably just around the corner and should provide a better sense of what’s in store.