Netflix has unveiled the first teaser trailer for The Umbrella Academy, a live-action adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's Dark Horse Comics series.
With Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now" playing in the background, the trailer opens in October 1989 with 43 women giving birth on the same day, even though they weren't pregnant the day before. Six of those children with special abilities were adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, forming The Umbrella Academy.
We're then taken to the present day, where we're introduced to Numbers 1-7, with Number 6 suspiciously missing. Perhaps it's because he's also the one known as Super Dead. Finally, we're told the world is going to end in eight days, and they have no way to stop it. But don't worry... a pot of coffee solves everything.
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.
Arriving on Netflix Feb. 18, 2019, 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.