Netflix’s panel at the 2018 New York Comic Con included the first official trailer for the much-anticipated series, The Umbrella Academy. The entire main cast took the stage at the NYCC in front of a packed (and appreciative) crowd, showing off the trailer as well as discussing a few tidbits about their characters. Now, finally, Netflix has brought a teaser trailer for the series online for everyone to check out.
Fans assembled at the NYCC were also the first to hear the official premiere date’s been set for the series which is based on the Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. Netflix viewers can expect to see The Umbrella Academy make its global debut on February 15, 2019, with the first season made up of 10 one-hour episodes.
The cast features Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) is the first season showrunner and executive produces. Jeff F. King (Hand of God) as well as Bluegrass Television and Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg also serve as executive producers.
Comics creator Gerard Way and illustrator Gabriel Bá co-executive produce.
The Umbrella Academy Plot:
“On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded.
Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.”