The Umbrella Academy trailer features a new cover by Gerard Way
24 January 2019, 17:32 | Updated: 24 January 2019, 17:52
And features a new recording by creator Gerard Way!
Netflix have just dropped a new trailer for The Umbrella Academy, the eagerly awaited series based on comics written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way. (Jan 24)
The trailer gives a tantalising look at the forthcoming show, which drops February 15th. All the Hargreeves children are present and it's soundtracked by a new cover by Gerard Way.
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Watch The Umbrella Academy trailer below:
For those that haven't read the comics, the story follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes as they reunite, 17 years after they were first adopted together, to try and solve the mystery of their adoptive father's death (Sir Reginald Hargreeves, played by Colm Feore). There are several big names attached to the project, including Ellen Page who will play Vanya (The White Violin), Robert Sheehan as Klaus (The Séance) and Mary J. Blige who will play Cha-Cha.
As the comics are written by Gerard Way (the show is written by Jeremy Slater), showrunner Steve Blackman explained to EW how important music will be to the show. Blackman says he wanted the music to be almost “its own character” in the show. In the trailer, you can hear Way’s cover of “Hazy Shade of Winter”, originally recorded by Simon & Garfunkel in 1966, and there is the possibility of even more music from Gerard to come. Exciting stuff!