Behind The Scenes: The Umbrella Academy

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Go deeper into the weird, wild and fantastic world of The Umbrella Academy in this brand new behind the scenes featurette. From the minds of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the new Netflix series tells the story of a super-dysfunctional family of superheroes who have eight days to get it together and save the world.

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 a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world.

Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family 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 comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics. The show is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix, with Steve Blackman serving as executive producer and showrunner, and additional EPs Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way, and Gabriel Bá.

The Umbrella Academy premiered on February 15 on Netflix.

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