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The Umbrella Academy is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman and Gerard Way for Netflix. It is an adaptation of the comic book series The Umbrella Academy created by Gerard Way, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The series stars Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves and Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves.

On April 2019, the series was renewed for a second season.[1]

The first season of The Umbrella Academy premiered on February 15, 2019.

SynopsisEdit

A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of apocalypse and more.

ProductionEdit

Originally it was expected to be a film released on Universal Studios, based on the comic book series. Mark Bomback was contracted as the writer for the film, but he left and was replaced by Rawson Marshall Thunder to write the script. The film was in production however, due to the complications of the production and differences in the talks between the crew, the film was led to it’s cancellation.[2][3]

The future of an adaptation of the Umbrella Academy was left in limbo until 2015. That year it was confirmed that the adaptation of the Umbrella Academy would be a television series instead of a film.[4] In 2017 Gerard Way was persuaded by Netflix, due to their interest to stream the series. After 2 meetings Way accepted the deal and decided to let Netflix stream the series. In 2017 most of the cast joined the series. Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, and Aidan Gallagher we’re confirmed to be part of the cast.[5][6] Jeremy Slater wrote the pilot script, while Steve Blackman acted as showrunner.

Filming for the series began on January 15, 2018.[7] The series was filmed in various locations of Toronto in Canada. Additional filming took place in Hamilton, Canada. the filming of the first season concluded on July 18, 2018.[8] On April 2, 2019 the series was renewed for a second season which is expected to be released on July 31, 2020.[9] It was later confirmed that 3 new members will join the main cast, and that Ben will have a major role in the season.[10][11]

CastEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

EpisodesEdit

Picture Title Number Season Number Original Airdate
We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals "We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals" 1 1 February 15, 2019
Years after they rose to fame as young crimefighting superheroes, the estranged Hargreeves siblings come together to mark their father's death.
Run Boy Run "Run Boy Run" 2 1 February 15, 2019
After sharing the story of his time travel with Vanya, Five hunts for the owner of a fake eye. But two mysterious assassins are hot on his trail.
Extra Ordinary "Extra Ordinary" 3 1 February 15, 2019
Worried their mother is hiding something, Luther and Allison call a family meeting. Cha-Cha and Hazel catch a big break in their hunt for Five.
Man on the Moon "Man on the Moon" 4 1 February 15, 2019
The story of Luther's transformation emerges. At the motel, Klaus puts Hazel and Cha-Cha's training to the test. Allison grows suspicious of Leonard.
Number Five Episode "Number Five" 5 1 February 15, 2019
Five lets Luther in on his secret. Klaus returns from a harrowing trip through time, and Vanya begins to feel different without her meds.
The Day That Wasn't "The Day That Wasn't" 6 1 February 15, 2019
Sparks fly when Vanya finds her sibling holding an emergency family meeting without her. Five starts his new job at HQ. Cha-Cha faces a dilemma.
The Day That Was "The Day That Was" 7 1 February 15, 2019
With a second chance at the day, the siblings team up to find the mysterious "Harold Jenkins." Leonard take Vanya into the woods to test her powers.
I Heard a Rumor "I Heard a Rumor" 8 1 February 15, 2019
As Vanya practices controlling her new abilities, Allison tags along with a local cop to find out what happened outside the restaurant.
Changes "Changes" 9 1 February 15, 2019
Vanya veers between shock and despair as she makes a string of unsettling discoveries. A serendipitous development leaves Five at loose ends.
The White Violin Episode "The White Violin" 10 1 February 15, 2019
As a lifetime of secrets and resentments bring the Umbrella Academy crashing down, the Hargreeves sibling realize the worst is still to come.

TrailersEdit

GalleryEdit

Season OneEdit

Season TwoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ‘Umbrella Academy’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
  2. Bomback to unfurl 'Umbrella'
  3. Why The Umbrella Academy Movie Didn't Happen
  4. Deal puts 'Umbrella Academy' on TV track
  5. Meet the Cast of Netflix’s Kickass Live-action Superhero Series ‘The Umbrella Academy’
  6. Gerard Way's Netflix series ‘The Umbrella Academy’ teases first look
  7. Umbrella Academy TV Show Has Begun Filming
  8. Recently Wrapped: Toronto and Ontario
  9. ‘Umbrella Academy’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
  10. ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 Adds Three to Cast
  11. Will we see more of Ben Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy season 2?
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