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The Upcoming Superhero Show Will Hit Netflix On February, As Revealed At New York Comic Con

The Upcoming Superhero Show Will Hit Netflix On February, As Revealed At New York Comic Con

On Friday, at New York Comic Con, attendees of the “Netflix & Chills” panel got a sneak peek at the streaming platform’s upcoming The Umbrella Academy TV series. Based on the comic by Gabriel Bá and Gerard Way, the show keeps on focus a family of strange superheroes called the Hargreaves. Hopper stars as the super-strong Luther Hargreaves, David Castañeda as his brother Diego, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, Robert Sheehan as the medium Klaus, and Ellen Page as Vanya, while Cameron Britton and Mary J. Blige star as the time-traveling assassins, Hazel and Cha Cha. To preview the series, all eight cast members were on stage.

Before the cast members talked, moderator Josh Horowitz revealed a sneak peek at footage from the series (happy, sad, confused). The beginning of the footage was the first issue of the comic, explaining that one day in 1989 a series of women who had not previously been pregnant suddenly gave birth to unexpected children. Seven of them get adopted by the mysterious rich benefactor Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore). Then he molds them into the superhero team. The team is known as the Umbrella Academy.

When the elder Hargreaves’ death brings his adoptive children back together after years apart, the show picks up 17 years later. Except for the one formerly known as Number Six, who has since died.

Blige stated she wanted the role of Cha Cha, saying:

I’ve never played anything close to this.I’ve always wanted to be a superhero or supervillain or assassin or something where you have to learn how to do martial arts and shoot a gun. So yeah, it’s perfect. Oh, I picked up some skills.

Meanwhile, Page had to learn a new skill, which is playing the violin.

“She’s very, very, very, very excellent at it. I am not. This posed a challenge that I was excited to accept, and kudos to anyone who plays the violin because holy f—ing sh—, just holding the god damn thing is hard. But that’s the enjoyable thing about our job, is learning new things.

According to the actors, the show will hit Netflix on Feb. 15. Below, you can check out tweets by official characters.

 

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