The Umbrella Academy

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.9  (274,225)

The Umbrella Academy is a Netflix exclusive sci-fi TV series created by Steve Blackman and based on the comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. The show premiered in February of 2019 and has since gained a massive following due to its unique take on superhero stories.

The show follows the story of a dysfunctional family of seven siblings with extraordinary abilities who were adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, an eccentric billionaire who managed to somehow get them all out of their mother’s wombs 30 years ago. These siblings, who make up the Umbrella Academy, reunite after the death of their adopted father and have to work together to prevent an impending apocalypse.

The first season of the Umbrella Academy starts with the mysterious disappearance of their sibling number five (Aidan Gallagher), which leads to the reuniting of the siblings, most of whom haven’t seen each other in years. The siblings are played by an ensemble cast that includes Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, and Justin H. Min, each with their unique set of powers.

Elliot Page plays Vanya, the sister without any apparent powers, who has spent her whole life being ostracized by her siblings and neglected by her father. Tom Hopper plays Luther, the team leader who is super strong and has an ape-like physique. David Castaneda plays Diego, who is a skilled knife thrower and can control his breath to the point of slowing down time around him. Emmy Raver-Lampman plays Allison, who can control anyone by starting a sentence with “I heard a rumor”. Robert Sheehan plays Klaus, who can talk to the dead, and Justin H. Min plays Ben, who can summon monsters from another dimension.

The show also features a fantastic supporting cast of actors, including Mary J. Blige and Cameron Britton as Hazel and Cha-cha, two assassins sent back in time to prevent the apocalypse. The show’s villains are played by John Magaro, Adam Godley, Colm Feore, and Sheila McCarthy, who all play crucial roles in creating an immersive and detailed world. Kate Walsh, Ashley Madekwe, Peter Outerbridge, Rainbow Sun Francks, Sean Sullivan, Yusuf Gatewood, Marin Ireland, and Ritu Arya also have significant roles throughout the series.

The show features stunning visuals and exciting action sequences that keep you enthralled throughout the season. The Umbrella Academy also has a fantastic soundtrack that perfectly complements the show’s quirky and dark tone, featuring songs from artists such as Gerard Way, Tiffany, Queen, and Radiohead.

The show’s second season takes the Umbrella Academy back in time to stop yet another apocalypse, which, if not prevented, could lead to the end of the world. This season introduces new characters, including Lila (Ritu Arya), who has a mysterious link to Diego, and the not-so-friendly Swedish hitmen. This season is packed with action, humor, and emotional moments that will leave you eagerly anticipating the third season.

Overall, The Umbrella Academy is a unique take on the superhero genre and provides an exciting and unpredictable viewing experience. With its fantastic cast, excellent soundtrack, and intriguing storylines, this show is not one to be missed. The Umbrella Academy has quickly become one of Netflix’s most popular shows and is sure to keep you entertained and engaged from beginning to end.

The Umbrella Academy is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on February 15, 2019.

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10. Oblivion
June 22, 2022
Shaken, the family confronts the deadly mysteries of the Hotel Oblivion — and the growing suspicion that their mission is not what it seems.
Six Bells
9. Six Bells
June 22, 2022
Reginald goes all out to convince the children to sign on to his plan. Five tries to recover a drunken memory. Allison has a change of heart.
Wedding at the End of the World
8. Wedding at the End of the World
June 22, 2022
With the universe collapsing around them, the gang gathers for a day of romance, awkwardness and debauchery at the Hotel Obsidian.
Auf Wiedersehen
7. Auf Wiedersehen
June 22, 2022
In 1989, Lila digs up one of her mother's secrets. The families join forces to fight the Kugelblitz. Reginald teaches Klaus to harness his powers.
6. Marigold
June 22, 2022
Five chases down Pogo, Viktor and Harlan attempt a transfer of powers, and Diego and Lila venture beyond the wall of the White Buffalo Suite.
Kindest Cut
5. Kindest Cut
June 22, 2022
Klaus's relationship with death proves more complicated than anyone knew. Viktor finally learns what happened to the Umbrellas' mothers.
4. Kugelblitz
June 22, 2022
Luther and Sloane hatch a plan to end the war between the families. Viktor reconnects with someone from the past. Five has an unsettling encounter.
Pocket Full of Lightning
3. Pocket Full of Lightning
June 22, 2022
As people start disappearing in waves, Five and Lila reluctantly team up to solve their time-travel problem. Klaus sees a new side of his father.
World's Biggest Ball of Twine
2. World's Biggest Ball of Twine
June 22, 2022
With their Number One missing, the Sparrows take a hostage. Allison makes a painful discovery. Klaus takes Five on an eye-opening road trip.
Meet the Family
1. Meet the Family
June 22, 2022
The siblings get to know some more of the 43 children in an alternate timeline.
Where to Watch The Umbrella Academy
The Umbrella Academy is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Umbrella Academy on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    February 15, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (274,225)