‘Umbrella Academy’ Cast on the Netflix Series Adaptation of the Graphic Novel

     January 21, 2019

One of the many new series to premiere on Netflix this year is The Umbrella Academy. Based on the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name created and written by Gerard Way (yes, he of My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, the show follows a group of estranged, super-powered family members who have to come together and work through their personality quirks to solve the death of their father.

umbrella-academy-posterWhen I was in Brazil attending CCXP recently, I got to sit down Ellen Page, David Castañeda, Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman to talk about the series. They talked about how the series is patient with the way it reveals information, how the series begins, what they know about the full arc of the series, and a lot more.

Check out what they had to say in the player above and below is more info on the series and exactly what we talked about. Make sure to check out the show when it starts streaming February 15, 2019.

Here’s the official synopsis for Umbrella Academy:

“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. But not everything went according to plan. 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. 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.”


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Number 1 is Luther Hargreeves aka, played by Tom Hopper; number 2 is Diego Hargreeves aka The Kraken played by David Castañeda; number 3 is Allison Hargreeves aka The Rumor, played by Emmy Raver-Lampman; number 4 is Klaus Hargreeves aka The Séance, played by Robert Sheehan; number 5 is known simply as Number Five, played by Aidan Gallagher; and finally number 7 is Vanya Hargreeves aka The White Violin, played by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page. The Umbrella Academy also stars Kate Walsh as The Handler and Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha and Cameron Britton.

Ellen Page, David Castañeda, Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman:

  • How the show starts with all of them separated for a long time.
  • How the show is patient with how it reveals information.
  • How much do they know about the arc of the show?