Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy': Number 5 has an important message for the superhero family in exciting new trailer

The new trailer of 'The Umbrella Academy' shows viewers there's a lot more to this series than just a grim end of the world story


                            Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy': Number 5 has an important message for the superhero family in exciting new trailer

2019 has been an exciting year so far, and February will see the release of many amazing shows. From the boatload of shows that are set to release next month, none stand out better than Gerard Way's 'The Umbrella Academy'!

'The Umbrella Academy' graphic novel is well-known for its off-beat themes and quirky characters, and Netflix released a new trailer January 24 for its upcoming series based on the 'Dark Horse Comics' series by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way and illustrator Gabriel Bá.

The Umbrella Academy (2019) Source: IMDB
The Umbrella Academy (2019) Source: IMDB

This all-star cast includes Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige, so there's no reason you shouldn't be excited!

The second trailer is a pleasant change from the first and we see a fair amount of deadpan humor coupled with some jabs at The Umbrella Academy's father figure, Sir Reginald Hargreeves. It's also nice to see Klaus, who's played by Robert Sheehan is as insane as ever, but we're sure that being sober would be the least of his problems at the moment.

Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá in The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Source: IMDB
Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá in The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Source: IMDB

Number 5 has finally returned from the future after 20 years of time-traveling, and you'd think he'd come back bearing gifts or be welcomed into the family with open arms. But Number 5 returned for a reason, and that is to deliver the cryptic message of the world ending in 8 days!

From the new trailer, we see the family has more layers than we're led to believe and there's even a moment where we see the family getting rid of their daddy issues by dancing. These heroes, after all, left the household due to their irreconcilable differences, and it was only the death of their father that finally brought them together.

Hazel and Cha Cha in 'The Umbrella Academy' Source: IMDB
Hazel and Cha Cha in 'The Umbrella Academy' Source: IMDB

There's also the fact that Number 5 is being chased by the assassins, Cha Cha and Hazel, who're trying to prevent him from stopping the apocalypse, and the first look at Cha Cha and Hazel stay true to their graphic novel counterparts. It is nice to see the silly elements like their masks (which is a pink cartoon dog head, and blue cartoon bear head), which actually hides their sinister intentions.

'The Umbrella Academy' seems like one of those Russian dolls with many layers and stories within stories, and the more you watch the trailer, the deeper you get pulled in. 'The Umbrella Academy' will premiere on Netflix February 15, but what do you think about the new trailer they released, available below?