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Netflix's Umbrella Academy Adds Five More Cast Members

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, December 01 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Netflix's Umbrella Academy Adds Five More Cast Members

The five join the already cast Ellen Page.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Netflix's adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's Umbrella Academy announced five new cast members who are joining the already revealed Ellen Page, who will play Vanya, the black sheep of her dysfunctional family.

Based on the Eisner Award-winning comics, the live-action Umbrella Academy follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (aka the Umbrella Academy): The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror and The White Violin. Together, they work to solve their father's mysterious death while coming apart at the seams because of their divergent personalities and abilities. The series was praised for its alternate and twisted take on the superhero genre.

Tom Hopper will play Luther, aka Spaceboy, was groomed by his father from an early age to be the leader of the Umbrella Academy.

Emmy Raver-Lampman will play Allison, aka The Rumor, is beautiful, elegant and a formerly world-famous movie star who possesses the power of suggestion.

David Castaneda will play Diego, aka The Kraken, is a skilled, intense vigilante who has a real problem with authority.

Robert Sheehan will play Klaus, aka The Séance, is a drug addict and lovable mess and yet, if you ask him, any day now his life is going to turn around.

Aidan Gallagher will play Number Five, aka The Boy, who appears to be a 13-year-old boy, but in actuality he is a 58-year-old man trapped in the body of a child.

The 10-episode drama is set to launch in 2018.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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