Music fans will know the name of Gerard Way as being a founding member of My Chemical Romance but many might not realize that he has also created an interesting comic book series called “The Umbrella Academy” and now like many other comic book properties is making its way to the small screen with a live action series on the Netflix streaming service. Let’s take a look at the teaser trailer that was only recently released.
The Premise: 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.
Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves/The White Violin
Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves/Spaceboy
Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves/The Séance
Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves/The Rumor
David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves/The Kraken
Aidan Gallagher as Number Five/The Boy
Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha
Cameron Britton as Hazel
Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves/The Monocle
Adam Godley as Pogo
John Magaro as Leonard Peabody
Ashley Madekwe as Detective Patch
Kate Walsh as The Handler
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I am a fan of the stuff that Dark Horse Comics puts out in terms of titles and collectibles, I must admit that I was very unschooled on this particular title. Fortunately the whole thing has been collected into a few volumes which I will be looking into thanks to Amazon.com – I’ve placed the links below for you to do the same. Closing up I wonder if any of you comic fans have read this series before and what you hope the show will be handled like. Chime in down below in the comments, that’s where we can discuss it a little more. Until next time.
Official Comics Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Umbrella_Academy?
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Umbrella_Academy_(TV_series)