Netflix has a new comic book series adaptation coming out and the cast of The Umbrella Academy is a pretty impressive one. The series is based on comic books written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and it follows a fractured group of super-powered siblings. Adopted by a powerful billionaire who mysteriously died, the estranged family must once again — you guessed it — come together to save the world.
According to the Netflix synopsis, the story begins when 43 infants are spontaneously born on the same day to mothers who showed no signs of being pregnant. Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopts seven of them, knowing they possess special powers, and begins training them himself as part of a crime-fighting unit known as The Umbrella Academy. Considering the fact that he doesn't even bother giving them real names — he just numbers them in order of whose powers are most important — it's no surprise that the family is pretty dysfunctional. As teenagers, the siblings finally splinter apart for good and go their separate ways. But now in their 30s, they're forced to reunite when Hargreeves dies and Number Five, a teleporter who disappeared as a child, returns from the future to enlist their help in thwarting the apocalypse. There's also a sibling with super strength, one with powers of mind control, one who becomes a masked vigilante, one who can communicate with the dead, and one who doesn't seem to have any powers at all. Here's more on who's tackling what in The Umbrella Academy.