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Netflix unveils first trailer for Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy

By | Published on Tuesday 11 December 2018


The first trailer for ‘The Umbrella Academy’, a new Netflix series based on comic books co-written by former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, has been released.

Announced earlier this year, the show follows a family of superheroes as they investigate the mysterious death of their adoptive father and the looming possibility of the apocalypse. It’s due to become available on Netflix on 15 Feb next year.

Writing on his website in July, Way told fans: “It’s really happening! Gabriel [Ba, co-writer] and I can’t wait to dive in and help make this a very memorable series with the team that is forming right now”.

He added later in an official statement: “I am THRILLED that ‘The Umbrella Academy’ has found a home at Netflix. I couldn’t think of a better place for the vision Gabriel Ba and myself had when creating the comic, and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live action show”.

Netflix VP Of Originals, Cindy Holland, added: “These aren’t the usual superheroes and this series will embrace the singular tone of the graphic novels – dark yet humorous, supernatural yet grounded in reality. We’re excited to see this world and introduce these unforgettable heroes to Netflix members around the globe”.

The screen adaptation of the books has been a long time coming. It was announced in 2009 that Universal Pictures was turning them into a film, although that never emerged.

Watch the trailer for the Netflix series here: