Release date for Gerard Way’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ TV series is announced as first cast photos and posters are revealed

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More details of former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way‘s TV series The Umbrella Academy have been released.

Netflix have announced that the long-awaited TV series will arrive on February 15, 2019, and will star Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige.

Netflix have also revealed some first look images from the series which you can see below:

First-look image from The Umbrella Academy – Credit: Netflix

First-look image from The Umbrella Academy – Credit: Netflix

First-look image from The Umbrella Academy – Credit: Netflix

Describing the plot of the television series, Netflix wrote: “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 Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world.”

“In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death.”

They added: “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.”

Netflix also revealed some first look posters from the new show, which you can see below:

First look cast photo for The Umbrella Academy – Credit: Netflix

First look cast photo for The Umbrella Academy – Credit: Netflix

Filmed in Toronto, Canada, the TV series will feature 10 episodes, each clocking in at one hour each.

Last week, Way unveiled the trailer for the third instalment of his comic book series, The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion. Created and written by Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, the third instalment of the trilogy arrived nine years after the appearance of 2009’s The Umbrella Academy: Dallas. Both Way and Bá have served as executive producers on the new show.

Speaking about the new trailer on Instagram, Way said: “I’m having a hard time containing my excitement over the fact that something named ‘oblivion’ is actually the start of so many new things! It’s a story about time and age and mistakes and redemption.”

My Chemical Romance split in 2013, and last year Way spoke about the band’s recent informal public reunion. He revealed that he and his former bandmates didn’t discuss the band or the possibility of getting back together – but he didn’t deny that it could happen.