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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 15, 2019.

Meet Ellen Page's weird superhero team in the trailer for Netflix's The Umbrella Academy

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/meet-ellen-pages-weird-superhero-team-in-the-trailer-fo-1830968849" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Meet Ellen Page&#39;s weird superhero team in the trailer for Netflix&#39;s <i>The Umbrella Academy<em></em></i></a>

With The Defenders almost completely cut loose, it’s time for Netflix to move on to another superhero comic adaptation with The Umbrella Academy, an adaptation of the comic series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. The streaming service released the first trailer for the series this weekend, and while there are a number of small changes from the original comic, the tone in particular...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 14, 2019.

Netflix picks up a TV version of Umbrella Academy, from My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/netflix-picks-up-a-tv-version-of-umbrella-academy-from-1798263878" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Netflix picks up a TV version of <i> Umbrella Academy, </i>from My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way</a>

Netflix is branching out from its Marvel line of successful superhero shows to pursue a dark horse—or, rather, Dark Horse—candidate, announcing today that it’s picked up a 10-episode series order for a show based off of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy. Written by Way—who’s best known as the lead singer for My Chemical Romance—the series tracks a dysfunctional family of...

Shannon Miller Shannon Miller Jul 02, 2019.

Let's dance: Umbrella Academy is renewed for a second season

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/umbrella-academy-is-renewed-for-a-second-season-1833742629" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Let&#39;s dance: <i>Umbrella Academy</i> is renewed for a second season</a>

Well, it looks like that trip through time will be happening after all: Netflix has just renewed Umbrella Academy for a second season.

Per a recent press release from the streaming service, Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min are all set to return. Additional casting news for the new season will trickle in at a later...

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jun 23, 2019.

Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and David Castaneda are Umbrella Academy family

Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and David Castaneda are Umbrella Academy family

Based on the Eisner award-winning comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy follows an estranged group of gifted siblings who have to come together to solve a mystery surrounding their adoptive father’s recent death. Ahead of the ten-episode first season hitting Netflix last week, we sat down with the cast and creators to talk about the show. For the...

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jun 12, 2019.

Cameron Britton on jumping from Mindhunter to The Umbrella Academy

Cameron Britton on jumping from Mindhunter to The Umbrella Academy

Based on the Eisner award-winning comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy follows an estranged group of gifted siblings who have to come together to solve a mystery surrounding their adoptive father’s recent death. Ahead of the ten-episode first season hitting Netflix today, we sat down with the cast and creators to talk about the show. Today,...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava May 23, 2019.

Umbrella Academy’s dysfunctional heroes return in this Hotel Oblivion exclusive

<a href="https://www.avclub.com/umbrella-academy-s-dysfunctional-heroes-return-in-this-1827659939" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Umbrella Academy</i>’s dysfunctional heroes return in this <i>Hotel Oblivion</i> exclusive<em></em></a>

It’s been almost a decade since writer Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá told a new story about the dysfunctional superhero family of The Umbrella Academy, and after years of teases, the series finally returns in October with The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion. Conveniently timed to coincide with the debut of Netflix’s adaptation starring Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, and Mary J. Blige, the...

The A.V. Club The A.V. Club Mar 12, 2019.

Dust in the wind: 13 on-screen cremation calamities

Dust in the wind: 13 on-screen cremation calamities

There’s just no relief for the fictional dead. If it’s not deceased dragons being lifted from their watery graves, then it’s a modern prometheus sculpting new life out of old cadavers, or a melancholy Dane slipping into reminiscence while gripping the skull of a late court jester. Cremation ought to deliver one from such posthumous embarrassment, and yet the annals of pop culture are teeming...

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Nov 15, 2017. 15 comments

Ellen Page to star in Netflix's goth superhero show Umbrella Academy 

<a href="https://www.avclub.com/ellen-page-to-star-in-netflixs-goth-superhero-show-umbr-1820317336" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Ellen Page to star in Netflix&#39;s goth superhero show <i>Umbrella Academy <em></em></i></a>

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that it would be supplementing its Marvel superhero shows with an adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s Dark Horse superhero comic The Umbrella Academy, and now the show has found one of its stars. As reported by Variety, Ellen Page has joined the cast as Vanya, the “black sheep” of the super family that the series revolves around. The series, like the...

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