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The Umbrella Academy
The Umbrella Academy logo.jpg
Created by Steve Blackman
Developed by Jeremy Slater
  • Elliot Page
  • Tom Hopper
  • David Castañeda
  • Emmy Raver-Lampman
  • Robert Sheehan
  • Aidan Gallagher
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Cameron Britton
  • John Magaro
  • Adam Godley
  • Colm Feore
  • Justin H. Min
  • Ritu Arya
  • Yusuf Gatewood
  • Marin Ireland
  • Kate Walsh

  • Jeff Russo
  • Perrine Virgile
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Gerard Way
  • Gabriel Bá
  • Jeremy Slater
  • Scott Stuber
  • Beau Bauman
  • Mike Richardson
  • Keith Goldberg
  • Peter Hoar
  • Jeff F. King
  • Steve Blackman
  • Kevin Lafferty
  • Sneha Koorse
  • Jamie Neese
  • Jason Neese
  • Ted Miller
Production location(s)
  • Neville Kidd
  • Craig Wrobleski
  • Jon Dudkowski
  • Timothy A. Good
  • Amy Duddleston
  • Wendy Tzeng
  • Todd Desrosiers
  • Brian Beal
  • Amanda Panella
  • Franklin Peterson
Running time 40–60 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Borderline Entertainment
  • Dark Horse Entertainment
  • Universal Cable Productions
Distributor Netflix
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network Netflix
Picture format 4K UHDTV 2160p
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release February 15, 2019 (2019-02-15) – present (present)

The Umbrella Academy is an American superhero streaming television series based on the comic book series of the same name written by Gerard Way. It revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mystery of their father's death and the threat of an impending apocalypse. The series is produced by Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Universal Cable Productions.

The ensemble cast features Elliot Page , Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige, John Magaro, Adam Godley, Colm Feore, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, Marin Ireland, and Kate Walsh. The adaptation began development as a film optioned by Universal Pictures in 2011. It was eventually shelved in favor of a television series in 2015, before being officially greenlit by Netflix in July 2017. The series is filmed in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario.

The first season was released on Netflix on February 15, 2019. In April 2019, Netflix reported that 45 million households had watched season one during its first month of release. That same month, the series was renewed for a second season, which was released on July 31, 2020. Both seasons received positive reviews from critics. In November 2020, the series was renewed for a third season.

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