TV Show directory - The Umbrella Academy

Based on the comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy is an American superhero television series, created for Netflix by Steve Blackman and developed by Jeremy Slater. The series is produced by Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Universal Cable Productions.

The story centres on a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes, reunited by their father's death, bonded by the mystery surrounding his demise and the threat of an impending apocalypse.

The ensemble cast features Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David CastaƱeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige, John Magaro, Adam Godley, Colm Feore, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, Marin Ireland, and Kate Walsh. The series is filmed in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario.

The first season was released on Netflix in February 2019. In April 2019, Netflix reported that 45 million households had watched season one during its first month of release. That same month, the series was renewed for a second season, which was released in July 2020. Both seasons received positive reviews from critics and the series has since developed a cult following of fans. The Umbrella Academy has been acclaimed by awarding bodies, and in 2019 it received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More).

Production Company: Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Universal Cable Productions

Year of Publication: 2018

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