Back in July 2017, it was announced that Gerard Way’s comic book The Umbrella Academy would be adapted as a live-action Netflix series.

Upon the announcement of the Netflix adaptation, Way shared  “I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix. I couldn’t think of a better place for the vision Gabriel Ba and myself had when creating the comic, and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live action show”. 

The first season will follow the story of six children, five who possess superpowers, and their adoptive father, who are forced to band together and save the world from the apocalypse.

The show features a star-studded cast, with Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, Colm Feore and Kate Walsh all lending their talents.

We have now been given our very first glimpse into The Umbrella Academy universe with a teaser trailer. Check it out below.

Watch: The Umbrella Academy – Teaser


Back in October, Gerard Way released a new single Baby You’re A Haunted House, check it out now.