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‘Umbrella Academy’ Trailer: Ellen Page’s ‘Insane’ Superhero Family Has 8 Days to Save the World (Video)

TV adaptation of Gerard Way’s comic book series launches Feb. 15 on Netflix

Netflix dropped the official trailer for “The Umbrella Academy” Thursday, giving fans a hazy shade” of what’s in store for them when the streamer’s TV adaptation of former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way’s comic book series launches in February.

In the two-minute, 12-second clip, we’re introduced to the self described “insane” family of superheroes at the center of the 10-episode series, which stars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.

Here’s the official logline for hour-long drama: On the same day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

“The Umbrella Academy” is based on the comic book series created and written by Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.

The series hails from Universal Cable Productions for Netflix, with Steve Blackman serving as executive producer and showrunner, and additional executive producers Way, Bá, Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg.

Watch the trailer above.

“The Umbrella Academy” launches Feb. 15 on Netflix.

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