Television, What to Watch
Feb 13, 2019

Netflix’ The Umbrella Academy Celebrates Season One

Netflix kicked off the success of it’s new series Umbrella Academy with a star studded and fashionable event in Hollywood, CA.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 12: Mary J. Blige (L) and Ellen Page attend “The Umbrella Academy” Premiere on February 12, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)

The Hargreeves siblings – Ellen Page, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Robert Sheehan – joined forces to celebrated the premiere of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy Season 1. In an ode to their time travelling assassin characters, Cha-Cha and Hazel, Mary J. Blige and Cameron Britton strutted dangerous fashions and killer looks on the carpet.

Have you caught The Umbrella Academy on Netflix yet? We have all the plot details for you here:

On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeve’s passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

 The Umbrella Academy is based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The live-action series stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige, and is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Jeff F. King (Hand of God), Bluegrass Television, and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá will serve as co-executive producers.