An official teaser trailer has been released for The Umbrella Academy, a new Netflix series that is set to air in 2019. The Umbrella Academy is based on the award-winning comic book series of the same name, which was created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance).
The comic book series, which was initially released in 2007, was recently revived this past October after a 5 year hiatus. There are 15 issues, which can be purchased in digital form directly from the publisher (Dark Horse Comics) or in physical form from any comic book store.
The show is being written by Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four) and developed by Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon). Gerard Way is an executive producer, so fans can rest assured that the original creator is very much involved in the adaption.
Netflix’s official synopsis for the show is,
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.
Watch the trailer below:
The Umbrella Academy is set to premiere on Netflix on Feb. 15.