The Umbrella Academy
Entertainment Weekly|February 1 - 8, 2019
The Umbrella Academy

DATE

Launches Feb. 15

TIME

Streaming

NETWORK

Netflix

REVIEW BY

Darren Franich @DarrenFranich

I’VE NEVER SEEN A TV PILOT COME ON STRONGER THAN the first episode of The Umbrella Academy. The new Netflix comic-book adaptation begins in 1989, when a supernatural epidemic of sudden-onset pregnancy leads to the simultaneous births of 43 children around the world. The incident, never explained, produces children with extraordinary abilities, seven of whom are adopted by monocled kabillionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) and become a superteam of kid crime-fighters.

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February 1 - 8, 2019