The cast to Netflix's The Umbrella Academy has expanded with the addition of Kate Walsh 13 Reasons Why, Private Practice).
Based on the acclaimed Dark Horse comics series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba, The Umbrella Academy follows an estranged family of superheroes that investigate the suspicious death of their father Reginald Hargreeves who had adopted the wayward orphans as part of his titular academy to hone their powers and save the world. As they work together to find out the truth behind their wealthy benefactor's death, the group begins to unravel due to their divergent personalities and hard to control abilities.
Walsh will play The Handler, the charmingly calculated head of a mysterious organization with a shadowy agenda involving the former students of the academy.
Filming of the 13-episode first season began in January in Toronto. The series is expected to premiere later this year.
Developed by Steven Blackman (Altered Carbon, Fargo), Netflix's The Umbrella Academy stars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Tom Hopper, Cameron Britton, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Adam Godley, Aidan Gallagher, David Castañeda, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Colm Feore.