The Umbrella Academy

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The Umbrella Academy
Premiere February 15, 2019
Airs On hiatus
Creator created for television by
Steve Blackman
Based on the Dark Horse comic by
Gerard Way and
Gabriel Bá
Developed by Jeremy Slater
Network Netflix
Style 60-minute superhero drama
Company Borderline Entertainment,
Dark Horse Entertainment,
Universal Cable Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 10 (through season 1)
(List of episodes)
Status Renewed through season 2 (2020)
Origin USA

The Umbrella Academy, based on the popular Dark Horse graphic novels by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes called the Umbrella Academy — the Monocle, Spaceboy, the Kraken, the Rumor, the Séance, Number Five, the Horror and the White Violin — as they work together to solve their father's mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

Here's the detailed logline: 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.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Ellen Page Vanya Hargreeves / Number 7 / The White Violin
Tom Hopper Luther Hargreeves / Number 1 / Spaceboy
David Castañeda Diego Hargreeves / Number 2 / The Kraken
Emmy Raver-Lampman Allison Hargreeves / Number 3 / The Rumor
Robert Sheehan Klaus Hargreeves / Number 4 / The Séance
Aidan Gallagher Number 5 / The Boy
Mary J. Blige Cha-Cha
Cameron Britton Hazel
John Magaro Leonard Peabody / Harold Jenkins
Adam Godley Pogo (voice)
Colm Feore Sir Reginald Hargreeves / The Monocle


Season  Premiere #
Season One February 15, 2019 10
Season Two 2020 10


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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