What is The Umbrella Academy UK release date on Netflix, who's in the cast with Ellen Page and what's it about?

Here's everything you need to know about the new series starring Ellen Page and how to catch it…

What is The Umbrella Academy UK release date on Netflix?

The new Netflix series will debut on the 15th February 2019 – just in time for Valentine's Day.

Based on the comic books of the same name, the series will be spread across 10 one hour episodes.

Fans will need to have a Netflix login ready and available in order to tune in.

Who's in the cast with Ellen Page?

  • Ellen Page stars as Vanya, a character with no superpowers who is estranged from her family.
  • Tom Hopper takes on the role of Luther aka Spaceboy who has super-strength.
  •  Emmy Raver-Lampman plays Allison aka The Rumor who can influence and manipulate reality through lying.
  • David Castenada takes on the role of Diego or The Kraken who is an expert knife thrower and who can hold his breath for indefinite amounts of time.
  • Robert Sheehan stars as Klaus aka The Seance whose powers only kick in when he's barefoot and include levitation, telekinesis and the ability to speak to the dead.
  • Aidan Gallagher stars as Number Five or The Boy who doesn't age and can travel in time.
  • Colm Feore plays Sir Reginald Hargreeves, the leader of the whole academy. He is the wealthy man who adopted all of the kids to form the superhero team.
  • Adam Godley plays Pogo, a chattering chimpanzee who can speak. He takes on a nurturing, paternal role within the Umbrella Academy.
  • Ashley Madewe plays Detective Patch who is against the vigilantes that protect her city.
  • Mary.J.Blige plays Cha-Cha, the insane time travelling assassin who always chooses the most violent option.
  • Cameron Britton takes on the role of Hazel or Mindhunter who becomes at odds with Cha-Cha after their time-travelling wears him down.
  • John Magaro plays Leonard Peabody who gets romantically involved with Vanya.
  • Kate Walsh stars as The Handler whose charm is her greatest strength.

What's it about?

In 1989 forty three babies are randomly born to unconnected women who didn't seem pregnant the day before.

Billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopts seven and creates The Umbrella Academy to prepare them to save the world.

But when the kids become teens they grow apart and the team disbands.

Until Hargreeves dies and six of the surviving thirty-somethings reunite – Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five.

The six work together to solve the mystery of their father's death but their personalities start to clash once again especially as a global apocalypse draws near.

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