Netflix’s adaptation of The Umbrella Academy has officially begun filming, and to commemorate the landmark series creator Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá have revealed a sneak peek at the first day of shooting.
Bá took to his Facebook to show him and Way, also an executive producer on the project, with the clapperboard, clearly delighted that their Dark Horse Comics story is coming to life. The image, which didn't highlight anything other than the two creators on set in Toronto, reads: " Lights! Camera! ACTION! This has officially begun! #UmbrellaAcademy #firstday #Netflix #UCP #DarkHorse #wondertwinsumbrellaadventure."
The live-action series, based on the duo's Eisner award-winning tale, will follow a dysfunctional family of superheroes called the Umbrella Academy as they solve their father Reginald Hardgraves’ mysterious death, all while coming apart at the seams because of their wildly different personalities and superhuman powers.
Recently, casting updates saw Tom Hopper announced as Luther (the leader with super-strength), Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison (a beauty with the power of suggestion), David Castañeda as Diego (a skilled vigilante), Robert Sheehan as Klaus (a drug-addicted wildcard) and Aidan Gallagher as Number Five (an old genius trapped in a young boy's body). They will join the Ellen Page as the loner Vanya, the only sibling with seemingly no superpowers.
Debuting in 2018, The Umbrella Academy is a production of Netflix adapted by Jeremy Slater.