During tonight's broadcast of the 61st Grammy Awards, Netflix dropped a new trailer for its latest comic adaptation in The Umbrella Academy. Along with announcing the show would feature musical covers by Mary J. Blige and Gerard Way, dives right in giving fans an extended look at the
The inclusion of musical numbers from those two aren't surprising — Blige appears in the series as the ruthless assassin Cha-Cha while Way created the original comic series with Gabriel Ba for Dark Horse Comics in 2007.
Last month, Way revealed he helped lay out the series with showrunner Steve Blackman, even using content from the Umbrella Academy comics that have yet to be released.
“What I did for Steve Blackman (the showrunner) and the writers in that first writers’ room
The synopsis for The Umbrella Academy can be found below.0comments
“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
The first season of The Umbrella Academy hits Netflix on February 15th.