Netflix has just released the Official Trailer for their hit series “The Umbrella Academy” which is based off the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. The third season looks to be as weird as the other two so check out the trailer and some additional information down below.
The Umbrella Academy is set in a universe where 43 women around the world give birth simultaneously at noon on October 1, 1989, despite none of them showing any sign of pregnancy until labor began. Seven of the children are adopted by eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves and turned into a superhero team that he calls “The Umbrella Academy.” Hargreeves gives the children numbers rather than names, until all but one are eventually named by their robot-mother, Grace, as Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Ben, and Vanya. While putting six of his children to work fighting crime, Reginald keeps Vanya apart from her siblings’ activities, as she supposedly demonstrates no powers of her own.
The first season is set in the present day, where Luther is part ape and has lived on the Moon for four years, Allison is a famous actress, Vanya is a violinist, Klaus has a drug addiction, Five disappeared sixteen years earlier, Ben, now deceased, is a ghost able to converse only with Klaus, and Diego has become a vigilante with a penchant for trouble. The estranged siblings learn that Reginald has died and gather for his funeral. Five returns from the future, revealing that a global apocalypse is imminent, but is chased by time-travelling operatives Hazel and Cha-Cha. Meanwhile, the reunited siblings try to uncover the secrets behind Reginald Hargreeves’ life, as their dysfunctional relationships are strained further.
The second season sees the siblings scattered in Dallas throughout different times in the early 1960s (as a result of the events of the first season), establishing lives for themselves. Five arrives there on November 25, 1963, minutes before a nuclear doomsday that is linked to JFK not being assassinated, but with the help of Hazel manages to travel back ten days. While being hunted by a trio of Swedish assassins, Five finds his siblings, who have each made new lives, and attempts to reunite them in order to stop this new apocalypse. (c/o Wiki)
The Cast and Characters:
Elliot Page as Viktor Hargreeves/The White Violin/Umbrella Number Seven
Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves/Spaceboy/Umbrella Number One
David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves/The Kraken/ Umbrella Number Two
Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves/The Rumor/Umbrella Number Three
Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves/The Séance/Umbrella Number Four
Aidan Gallagher as Five Hargreeves/The Boy/Umbrella Number Five
Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha
Cameron Britton as Hazel
John Magaro as Leonard Peabody/Harold Jenkins
Adam Godley as Phinneus Pogo
Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves/The Monocle
Justin H. Min as Ben Hargreeves/The Horror/Umbrella Number Six/Sparrow Number Two
Ritu Arya as Lila Pitts
Yusuf Gatewood as Raymond Chestnut
Marin Ireland as Sissy Cooper
Kate Walsh as The Handler
Justin Cornwell as Marcus Hargreeves/Sparrow Number One
Britne Oldford as Fei Hargreeves/Sparrow Number Three
Jake Epstein as Alphonso Hargreeves/Sparrow Number Four
Genesis Rodriguez as Sloane Hargreeves/Sparrow Number Five
Cazzie David as Jayme Hargreeves/Sparrow Number Six
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I watched the trailer I am sad to admit that I haven’t dove into the series yet and considering my love of all things comic books and their subsequent shows this surprises me. Truth be told I’ve not watched “Stranger Things” or “Witcher” either so I clearly have some binge-watching to do. Maybe when work slows down I will tackle this but that being said I wonder what you readers think about the trailer and if you are keyed into the Gerard Way creation at this time. If not do you at least peruse the comics that feature these characters? Chime in down below and let me know what you think. I’ll be back to this topic when the streaming goes live on June 21st. See you then and please keep safe out there.
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Umbrella_Academy_(TV_series)