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The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy

  • Premiered: 
    February 15, 2019
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the comic book series (The Umbrella Academy) by Gerard Way (writer) & Gabriel Ba (illustrator) 
  • Subject Matter: Superhero
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Plot Synopsis

Based on the comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Ba, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY is a one-hour, live-action series that follows the estranged members of The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes -- The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Seance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin -- as they reunite to work together to solve their eccentric father's mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities. Even as they uncover shocking family secrets, these estranged Hargreeves siblings must put aside their differences to stop a looming threat to humanity. The series opens with the estranged Hargreeves siblings coming together to mark their father's death, years after they rose to fame as young crime-fighting superheroes. After sharing the story of his time travel with Vanya, Five hunts for the owner of a fake eye. But two mysterious assassins are hot on his trail. Worried their mother is hiding something, Luther and Allison call a family meeting. Cha-Cha and Hazel catch a big break in their hunt for Five. On Friday, February 15, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released the 10-episode first season of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY.
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY returned for its 10-episode second season on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released all Season 2 episodes. Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya's 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right -- the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they're the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which -- spoiler alert! -- turns out is a result of the group's disruption of the timeline (deja vu, anyone?). Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Cable Productions
  • Produced by Dark Horse Entertainment