Netflix's The Umbrella Academy is the binge-worthy superhero series we never knew we needed 3 years ago

Netflix's The Umbrella Academy is the binge-worthy superhero series we never knew we needed

Looking for something to watch this weekend?

Well, we've got some good news: Netflix's newest, binge-worthy superhero series, The Umbrella Academy, has arrived.

Advertisement

The 10-episode first season is based on Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá - and, despite only being released on Friday, is already winning over plenty of fans.

The Umbrella Academy

It begins in 1989, when 43  babies are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who previously showed no signs of pregnancy.

Advertisement

Seven of them are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreaves, who creates The Umbrella Academy to prepare his 'children' to save the world.

The Umbrella Academy

But not everything went according to plan.

Advertisement

The family ended up breaking apart after a tragedy in their teenage years, and the team disbanded. The six surviving members of the team are reunited after Hargreaves' sudden death.

The Umbrella Academy

The estranged siblings - Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five - try to work together to solve the mystery surrounding his death.

Advertisement

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 in eight days.

The Umbrella Academy

Oh, and there's Cha-Cha and Hazel, the time-traveling assassin team tasked with making sure the apocalypse does unfold.

The live-action series stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige.

Advertisement

The Umbrella Academy

It is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix.

Following the series' release on Friday, fans have begun to flood social media with their first impressions of the series - and it is pretty good news.