Created in 2007 by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is a comic about a family of dysfunctional superheroes that’s been described as “the Watchmen meets the Royal Tenenbaums” but as apt a comparison as that is, it doesn’t quite capture the absolute insanity of the books.
There’s time travel assassins, monkey butlers, aliens, a half man/half gorilla that lives on the moon and so much emo angst.
Based on the trailer, it looks like it will be a huge departure from the books but like Preacher, if they can at least stay true to the essence of the source material, audiences are in for a weird ass trip.
The Umbrella Academy trailer:
The series stars: Ellen Page (Juno), Tom Hopper (Game of Thrones), Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda (Sicario: Day of the Soldado), Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Colm Feore (Thor), Adam Godley, and Mary J. Blige.
Umbrella Academy begins streaming on Netflix on February 15, 2019.