Netflix 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 1: Cameron Britton is back as a serial killer, and his killing gear will give you the chills

Cameron Britton may be fairly new to the acting game, but his role in 'Mindhunter' has set up this upcoming star for a more sinister role in 'The Umbrella Academy'.


                            Netflix 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 1: Cameron Britton is back as a serial killer, and his killing gear will give you the chills

While we may remember Cameron Britton's groundbreaking act as playing America's most notorious, and arguably one of the most disgusting serial killers, Edmund Kemper, in  'Mindhunter'. This year we see Britton reprise the role of a serial killer but on a slightly different note. In fact, Ted Bundy's words: “We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere" rings so true with Britton's character, Hazel, in Gerard Way's award-winning graphic novel, 'The Umbrella Academy'.

Edmund Kemper (Cameron Britton) and Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) in Mindhunter (2017). Source: IMDB
Edmund Kemper (Cameron Britton) and Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) in Mindhunter (2017). Source: IMDB

At a height of 6′ 5″, Britton stands just 4 inches shorter than Kemper but is still an intimidating character when he slowly but steadily lists out his intentions and confesses his murders to the FBI. Britton's performance portraying the real-life serial killer was so convincing that the actor took a month to get out of "method acting mode", and get back to his jolly old self. His performance in 'Mindhunter' sent shockwaves through the media community and he was nominated for numerous awards, including a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, and he won the Best Guest Actor in Drama for the Gold Derby Awards.

Britton will be joining an all-star cast consisting of Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, David Castañeda, Colm Feore, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mary J. Blige in 'The Umbrella Academy'. The story revolves around a dysfunctional superhero family, who part ways early on in life, only to be reunited again in order to find their "father's" killer.



 

 

Britton plays one half of the psychopathic assassin duo, Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige) and Hazel (Britton), and a first looks at the villains have fans over the moon because the series decided to keep their silly serial killer masks. Cha-Cha sports a pink cartoonish puppy mask, while Hazel wears a blue, distorted teddy bear mask, and the mask's silliness is over-ridden by their sheer ruthlessness and neverending bloodlust.

Hazel (Cameron Britton) and Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige) in 'The Umbrella Academy' (2019)
Source: IMDB
Hazel (Cameron Britton) and Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige) in 'The Umbrella Academy' (2019)
Source: IMDB

 

Though Hazel seems to be the slightly less murder-y of the duo, don't let his donut inhaling and wide grinning face fool you, the duo has been hired to stop Number 5/The Boy (Aidan Gallagher) from preventing the apocalypse in the very near future, and they'll stop at nothing to stop him.

 



 

This is Britton's first role in a superhero/graphic novel film, and from the released trailers of 'The Umbrella Academy', though we see Britton mostly in his "killing gear" it's safe to safe that he'll definitely ace this role too.

'The Umbrella Academy' is slated to premiere on February 15 on Netflix, but you can get a good idea about the show from the official trailer below!