Netflix is having quite the strong start to the year…well according to us at least. The network has had some brilliant releases so far and we have been raveling in it, special mentions go out to Sex Education and The Punisher. There’s seemingly no letting up either with another intriguing show upon the horizon. Titled The Umbrella Academy, the name doesn’t sound like much but this one has a lot of promise, it certainly piqued our interest the first time we heard about it towards the end of last year. Quirky, dysfunctional and action packed, The Umbrella Academy is unlike anything we’ve seen in a good while:
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 Hargreeve’s 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.
We are definitely here for this one and can’t wait to start binging on when it officially hits our Netflix screens on 15 February 2019.