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Meet the Umbrella Academy family in these new character posters

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If you haven’t yet had a chance to pick up the excellent graphic novel The Umbrella Academy from Dark Horse yet, go now. I’ll wait until you get back. Go on.

Okay, great, now that you’ve read it and agree that it’s totally amazing but absolutely bonkers (and, honestly, what else would you expect from a graphic novel created by My Chemical Romance front-man Gerard Way), you can sit yourselves down for a first taste of the live-action stars of the upcoming Netflix adaptation.

Netflix has recently revealed some character posters showing off the super-heroic, super-dysfunctional Hargreeves family members. Check them out in the gallery below.

In addition to the family antics, we also have some behind-the-scenes production stills which also show Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha, the ruthless assassin and Cameron Britton as her partner, Hazel.

Also starring in The Umbrella Academy are Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Kate Walsh.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix, The Umbrella Academy also has Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) serving as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way serves as co-executive producer.

Due to be released in February 2019, The Umbrella Academy will be 10, one-hour long episodes.

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.

Last Updated: October 11, 2018


  1. Dutch Matrix

    October 11, 2018 at 13:18

    HEre I was, thinking it was another Resident Evil Game/Movie/Whatever.
    It does sound interesting though…


    • Original Heretic

      October 11, 2018 at 13:22

      Ohpleasegod, not another Res Evil movie!


      • Dutch Matrix

        October 11, 2018 at 13:27

        I want to make one in Afrikaans: Huis Moles.


        • Original Heretic

          October 11, 2018 at 13:30

          Um, maybe rethink that title.


          • Dutch Matrix

            October 11, 2018 at 13:32

            No man. Moles in Afrikaans means trouble. Hy maak moles is translated as He makes trouble.

            “Molestering” is the evil thing.

          • Original Heretic

            October 11, 2018 at 13:34

            But doesn’t “moles” also mean “molest”?
            Or is my Afrikaans way off on this one?

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 11, 2018 at 13:36

            Yes Way off. Molest in Afrikaans is molesteer.

          • Original Heretic

            October 11, 2018 at 13:39

            “Way off” se gat! It’s nearly the same word.
            As pure as your intention is with that title, rather don’t use it! I doubt I’d be the only one to make this mistake.
            As it is, I’m half-Afrikaans, so the pure Souties are going to completely misconstrue that meaning.

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 11, 2018 at 14:25

            I get what you are saying, but hey, My taal is my taal. And obviously the chances of that movie getting made is zero! So there is that too!

          • Original Heretic

            October 11, 2018 at 14:39

            Don’t give up on your dream! Make that movie!

            jeez, actually reminds me of something that happened to me late last year.
            I’d send my novel to a US agent for a professional critique. After she came back with the whole thing, we chatted a bit via email. She (not me!) brought up the whole “a movie should get made” thing. My writing partner and I had already dreamingly spoken about it, putting together our dream cast.
            I mentioned this to the woman, half-jokingly, and she just totally matter-of-factly replied to me, “Well, when you get there, just contact their agents to see if they’re available.”
            It was a response that totally shocked me. It also made me realise what kind of circles she operated in, where getting big name actors for a job is just as simple as “contacting their agents”.

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 11, 2018 at 14:58

            Uhuh. I never knew you for the writing type. Color me surprised.

          • Original Heretic

            October 11, 2018 at 15:02

            It’s what I wish I could do for a living.

  2. Original Heretic

    October 11, 2018 at 13:21

    After a quick Google, damn, methinks me needs to read this.


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