Friday, October 5, 2018

Netflix Announces Premiere Date for New Drama 'The Umbrella Academy' Starring Ellen Page

Netflix has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original drama series The Umbrella Academy starring Ellen Page.

All ten episodes of the drama will be available on Friday, February 15.

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.

The drama stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton and Mary J. Blige.

Steve Blackman developed the drama based on the series of graphic novels created by Gerard Way. He executive produces with Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg. Way and Gabriel Bá serve as co-executive producers. Universal Cable Productions, Bluegrass Television and Dark Horse Entertainment produce.