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The Umbrella Academy 

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A family of former child heroes, now grown apart, must reunite to continue to protect the world.
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2020   2019  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ellen Page ...  Vanya Hargreeves 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Tom Hopper ...  Luther Hargreeves 20 episodes, 2019-2020
David Castañeda ...  Diego Hargreeves 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Emmy Raver-Lampman ...  Allison Hargreeves 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Robert Sheehan ...  Klaus Hargreeves 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Aidan Gallagher ...  Number Five 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Justin H. Min ...  Ben Hargreeves 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Colm Feore ...  Reginald Hargreeves 17 episodes, 2019-2020
Jordan Claire Robbins ...  Grace 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Kate Walsh ...  The Handler 13 episodes, 2019-2020
Adam Godley ...  Pogo 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Cameron Britton ...  Hazel 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Mary J. Blige ...  Cha-Cha 10 episodes, 2019
Ritu Arya ...  Lila Pitts 10 episodes, 2020
Yusuf Gatewood ...  Raymond Chestnut 10 episodes, 2020
Marin Ireland ...  Sissy 10 episodes, 2020
Sheila McCarthy ...  Agnes 11 episodes, 2019-2020
John Magaro ...  Leonard Peabody 11 episodes, 2019-2020
Kris Holden-Ried ...  Axel 9 episodes, 2020
Justin Paul Kelly ...  Harlan 9 episodes, 2020

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On the same day in October 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. Written by jesusblack-30225

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Ben Thompson and Skyler Maxon auditioned for the role of Luther Hargreeves/Spaceboy. See more »

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Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #2.59 (2019) See more »

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Unexpectedly Excellent
21 August 2020 | by rtipping68See all my reviews

When I decided to give this a go I was expecting a teen "special powers" typical Netflix whining American beauties accompanied by chisel faced men nonsense. The sort of series in which you could not care less about the characters with the obligatory politically correctness to teach us something in a patronising and predictable sort of way. Well I could not have been more wrong on this occasion.

The actors are well cast and you do care about them all. I found the humour was genuinely funny. There is a lesbian relationship in season two and a gay relationship spanning both seasons which went beyond ticking the netflix diversity check box and was rather touching and relevant. Well done for doing a great job in weaving that into the story in a sensitive and meaningful way.

I actually preferred Season two but that is in no way saying season one was bad because it wasn't. Season 2 also covered political issues in the form of black activists and cold war paranoia which was relevant for the time in which it was set. This also was very well done and did not come across as preaching but rather it made me appreciate the struggle facing black people back then and in some way still do sadly.

I was blown away with the CGI concerning the character Pogo. This was a purely CGI driven character and it / he was brilliant. It would seem no expense was spared and the detail is worthy of any blockbuster movie. I don't want to give anything away but you will know what I mean when you watch it.

I tip my hat to the person or people responsible for a great soundtrack.

It would seem that all the ingredients where spot on in making this an entertaining watch for both teenagers and adults alike, a rare feat for netflix. The only other series I have watched that managed this was Stranger Things.

Netflix did good here, the acting was great and the characters and story was wacky enough to deliver humour and seriousness convincingly. Looking forward to season 3.


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15 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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