Netflix kicks off the San Diego Comic-Con with a first look at the original series “The Umbrella Academy”.
Based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics, the series features Tom Hopper (“Black Sails”, “Game of Thrones”) as “Luther,” Emmy Raver-Lampman as “Allison,” David Castañeda (Sicario) as “Diego,” Robert Sheehan (Bad Samaritan, Mute) as “Klaus,” and Aidan Gallagher as “Number Five.” You can read all about their characters by clicking here.
The live-action series follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) – Luther, Diego, Allison, Vanya, Klaus and Number Five – as they work together to solve their father Reginald Hardgraves’ mysterious death, while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.
Ellen Page will play Vanya, the black sheep of her family. She’s the only one of Reginald Hargreeves’ adopted children with no supernatural abilities. A meek and insecure wallflower, Vanya struggles to find her place in the world.
The pilot script was adapted from the comic book series by Jeremy Slater (“The Exorcist”).