Netflix unveiled the full trailer for The Umbrella Academy, an upcoming original series. Based on the 2007 Dark Horse comic series from Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, anticipation for the series has grown steadily since reports of a TV adaptation by Netflix surfaced in the summer of 2017. Filming began on The Umbrella Academy. Early on, Ellen Page got cast as Vanya (aka The White Violin), and Mary J. Blige was set to play a lead villain. Golly, gee, this looks like lots of fun.
Similar to Watchmen, The Umbrella Academy takes place in an alternate timeline shaped by variations on major historical events. The story begins with the immaculate conception and sudden birth of 43 infants around the world. Seven surviving children get adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a mysterious and wealthy philanthropist, who intends to help them master each of their superpowers to save the world from a coming crisis. However, he dies, leaving the orphans on their own.
The Umbrella Academy premieres on Friday, February 15 on Netflix.