On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. In their teenage years, though, the family fractures and the team disbands. Fast forward to the present time, when the six surviving members of the clan reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. They work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death, but divergent personalities and abilities again pull the estranged family apart, and a global apocalypse is another imminent threat. The series is based on a collection of comics and graphic novels created and written by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way.
|Ellen Page||Vanya Hargreeves|
|Tom Hopper||Luther Hargreeves|
|David Castañeda||Diego Hargreeves|
|Emmy Raver-Lampman||Allison Hargreeves|
|Robert Sheehan||Klaus Hargreeves|
|Aidan Gallagher||Number Five|
|Mary J. Blige||Cha-Cha|
|Justin H. Min||Ben Hargreeves|
We discuss the first season of the comic-book based Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.
Broadcast date: 23 February 2020