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The Umbrella Academy Has a Premiere Date, and You're Gonna Want to Mark It Down

Get ready for Ellen Page's comic book series

Sadie Gennis

Netflix revealed the premiere date for its upcoming series The Umbrella Academyduring the show's panel at New York Comic Con on Friday, and before you ask, the series is not related to the Resident Evil universe, though we totally understand why you might think it is. Premiering Friday, Feb. 15, The Umbrella Academy is actually based on the popular comic of the same name created by Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance fame) and illustrated by Gabriel Bá.

Starring Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, and Cameron Britton, the series follows the members of a seriously dysfunctional superhero family who reunite after their father's death. That was the short version. The long version is this: After 43 children are born to random, unconnected women who were definitely not pregnant the day before, seven are adopted by a billionaire industrialist named Sir Reginald Hargreeves. He then sets up the Umbrella Academy to prepare his superhero children to save the world. After he dies, the six surviving family members, now in their 30s, reunite to solve the mystery of their father's death. But of course nothing is ever easy when it comes to family, especially when the apocalypse is also looming.

Ellen Page Superhero Series Umbrella Academy Rounds Out Its Cast

In addition to the reveal of the premiere date, Netflix also screened the trailer for fans. And while we don't want to give too much away, we can say that the first footage looks AMAZING -- it has action, comedy, super weird sh--, beautiful cinematography and a cast you're going to obsess over. Need proof now? Check out the first look images of the show below.


The Umbrella Academ

Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix

The Umbrella Academy

Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix

The Umbrella Academy

Courtesy of Netflix

Bonus: They also released these awesome character posters to gag over.

​Top Hopper, Umbrella Academy

Top Hopper, Umbrella Academy

​David Castañeda, Umbrella Academy

David Castañeda, Umbrella Academy

​Emmy Raver-Lampman, Umbrella Academy

Emmy Raver-Lampman, Umbrella Academy

​Robert Sheehan, Umbrella Academy

Robert Sheehan, Umbrella Academy

​Aidan Gallagher, Umbrella Academy

Aidan Gallagher, Umbrella Academy

​Umbrella Academy

Umbrella Academy

​Ellen Page, Umbrella Academy

Ellen Page, Umbrella Academy


The 10-episode first season of The Umbrella Academy premieres Friday, Feb. 15 on Netflix.