An eccentric mustachioed man feeds an unconventional family genius child (some of whom are adopted) who quickly fold under the pressure of being extraordinary in adulthood and struggling with their dysfunctional differences while living under the same roof.
This is the setup for both the beloved 2001 Wes Anderson movie The Royal Tenenbaums and Netflix's latest cartoon-based series The Umbrella Academy .
The first full trailer for the highly anticipated series has fallen and promising a stylish aesthetic and exciting character. Synopsis for the series reads:
"On the same day in 1989, 39 children gave birth to unclear, unrelated women who did not show signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven were adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist who created The Umbrella Academy prepares its "children" to save the world, but everything didn't go according to plan. In their teens, the family broke down and the team dissolved. Now the six surviving thirty-something members are reuniting the news of Hargreve's transition. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery about their father's death, but the alienated family begins to come apart again because of their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. "
The series is based on the Eisner award-winning Dark Horse Comics series from My Chemical Romantic Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá. Showrunner Steve Blackman ( Fargo ) strengthens the series, which combines dysfunctional family drama with superheroes. 17 years after their adoption, alienated siblings are reunited after their adopted death.
Among them are Vanya (Ellen Page), a violinist who is the only family member without superpowers, Luther / Spaceboy ( Game by Thrones Tom Hopper) an astronaut with super martian-aps super strength and body , and Klaus ( Mortal Engines & Robert Sheehan) a telekinetic, necromatic slacker. They are together with siblings Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) who can change the reality of lying, Diego () Jane the Virgin s David Castañeda) a bad boy who can throw knives and hold his breath for a long time time, and The Boy (19459006) Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn's Aiden Gallagher) a time-running teen who never ages.
Oh, and there's a talking chimp named Pogo, and a time-tracking assassin played by Mary J. Blige. This show has it all! There is much to be excited about with this upcoming series, which promises lots of strange and good humor. We go through the series when it premieres on Netflix on February 15th.
What do you think about the trailer? Would you like to be tuned in for The Paraply Academy ?
(via ComicBook.com, picture: screencap)
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