People Are Buzzing Off Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' And This Is Why
You've binged Sex Education, watched You in a single sitting and finally grazed through Netflix's entire true-crime catalogue. But after January's healthy diet of streaming goodness, what's next for your viewing pleasure? Well, good news, because it's here and Twitter are devouring it: introducing The Umbrella Academy.
The adaptation of the comic books series of the same name by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá first dropped on Netflix in mid-February.
Starring Hollywood favourites including Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton and Mary J. Blige, the fever-dream dramedy centres around a dysfunctional band of 'estranged siblings with extraordinary powers', who are reunited by their father's death.
And you better know that they have to solve the mystery of how and why he died.
According to IOL, showrunner Steve Blackman described the show as "a dysfunctional family with a body count".
"At its heart it's a dysfunctional family show," he explained.
"Having special abilities are wonderful, but that's really just the incendiary part of it. I think it's this family coming together, regrouping, finding each other ... that for me was the sole vision."
Fans have taken to Twitter and are positively raving about the show - with many revealing they devoured it in a single sitting.
One confessed: "I watched The Umbrella Academy in a day and a half and now I have to wait a whole year for more."
Another wrote: "My word Umbrella Academy is brilliant! Go! Go watch now!"
And the memes are spectacular:
just watched the finale of The umbrella academy... pic.twitter.com/MbNsxT6sae
- S E B A S (@sebastian_24z) February 20, 2019
No one:#TheUmbrellaAcademy fans: pic.twitter.com/8tKpQ3zfub
- Sydney Would Die For Klaus Hargreeves (@sydneymeador23) February 20, 2019
Only on episode six of #TheUmbrellaAcademy and... pic.twitter.com/zNK8A0P8eA
- Bryant Fletcher:movie_camera: (@BryantFletcher0) February 20, 2019
#TheUmbrellaAcademy ending: *huge cliffhanger*
- ♛Yee♛ (@Sweetie_Peetie) February 20, 2019
I have so many damn questions.
I need answers. #TheUmbrellaAcademy pic.twitter.com/VkyezqhJ9T
- anel¡s (@aforeffort_) February 20, 2019
And if you've gobbled the whole series down in a single sitting, when's the second serving happening?
Netflix notoriously keeps its cards close to its chest, but Robert Sheehan (who plays Klaus Hargreeves/Number Four) has said the show's creators are already 'developing' ideas for a follow-up series.
He told Collider: "A few little ideas have been thrown around, absolutely.
"I know that it's Netflix's way wait until something has come out because it has to be seen before they will officially commission, but I know that they've been developing ideas and stuff for a second [season] because they have high hopes for the series.
"They're getting ahead of themselves, which is always a good sign. So, there's definitely been some conversations had about where the family would go, for the season."
We're already hungry for more.
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