The Umbrella Academy is an upcoming American television series developed by Steve Blackman for Netflix. It is an adaptation of the comic book series The Umbrella Academy created by Gerard Way, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The series stars Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves and Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves. The Umbrella Academy is set to premiere on Netflix on February 19, 2019.
A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of apocalypse and more.
- Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves
- Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves
- Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves
- David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves
- Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves
- Aidan Gallagher as Number Five
- Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha
- Cameron Britton as Hazel
- Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves
- Adam Godley as Pogo
- John Magaro as Leonard Peabody
On July 7, 2015, it was announced that The Umbrella Academy would be developed into a television series, rather than an original film, produced by Universal Cable Productions. On July 11, 2017, it was officially announced that Netflix had greenlit a live-action series adaptation of The Umbrella Academy due to premiere in 2018, with Way acting as an executive producer. Jeremy Slater will write the pilot script, while Steve Blackman will act as showrunner. Filming began on January 15, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario.