AceShowbiz - The first trailer for Netflix's upcoming superhero series "The Umbrella Academy". An adaptation of former My Chemical Romance singer's Gerard Way's comic book series, the new series features Ellen Page's character and her adapted siblings trying to save the day.
Set to Tiffany's 1987 hit cover of "I Think We’re Alone Now", the trailer takes viewers back to 1989, when 43 "gifted" children were inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. A billionaire later adopted six of them and put them in "The Umbrella Academy" as his way to prepare them to save the world.
Later, the trailer glimpses how the kids, who are only known by numbers, living their lives in the academy. At one moment, one of them is seen flying uncontrollably as he is presumably hit the window.
"The world ends in 8 days…I don’t know how to stop it," concerned Number 5 (Aidan Gallagher) says toward the end of the video. "I'll put on a pot of coffee," Page's Number 7 replies with a stoic expression.
The official description of the upcoming show reads, "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 a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his 'children' to save the world."
It continues, "Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father's passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse."
In addition to Page and Gallagher, "The Umbrella Academy" stars Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Kate Walsh. Produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix and executive produced by showrunner Steve Blackman alongside Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way, and Gabriel Ba, "The Umbrella Academy" is set to arrive on February 15, 2019 on Netflix.