The Umbrella Academy has proven you don't need a massive cinematic universe in order to become a popular comic book adaptation. Netflix recently released its earnings report for the recent financial quarter, which contained data about the platform's most popular offerings. The report declared Umbrella Academy had been viewed by more than 45 million member households in its first month, showing the appeal of the adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's comic.
While the report only discussed the success of Netflix Original content on the platform, Umbrella Academy's performance still ranks among its most popular new releases. Netflix considers a title to be viewed when a member has watched either 70 percent of one episode of a series or 70 percent of a film. Umbrella Academy managed to secure as many views as the new documentaries Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened and Our Planet combined. The only Netflix Original discussed in the report that achieved a greater number of views was the Ben Alleck-led Triple Frontier, which was viewed in more than 52 million member households.
With The Umbrella Academy recently renewed for a second season, fans of both the show and the comic can look forward to seeing more adventures from the residents of the Academy. If the popularity of the first season is any indication, the Hargreeves family will continue to fill the gap of comic book adaptations on Netflix left by the creation of Disney+.
The Umbrella Academy Season 1 stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige and Colm Feore. It is available for streaming on Netflix.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)