The Umbrella Academy Review – A Great Addition To Netflix’s Superhero Collection
The Umbrella Academy is coming to Netflix. Said to be one of the streaming service’s most anticipated shows of 2019, the ten-episode series is an adaptation of the popular, Eisner award-winning comic books and graphic novels (of the same name) created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. Both Way and Bá serve as executive producers on the show, alongside showrunner and screenwriter Steve Blackman.
The story follows a team of super-powered siblings known as The Umbrella Academy, who fought evil for much of their childhoods under the tutelage of their guardian and mentor, Dr Reginald Hargreeves (aka The Monocle). Just like the comics, this is the premise of the series.