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The Umbrella Academy: Season 1 (2019)




Critic Consensus: The Umbrella Academy unfurls an imaginative yarn with furtive emotion and an exceptionally compelling ensemble, but the series' dour sensibility often clashes with its splashy genre trappings.


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Oddball billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) dies of a heart attack. His death brings together for the first time in years his adopted children: Number One/Luther (Tom Hopper), Number Two/Diego (David Castaneda), Number Three/Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Number Four/Klaus (Robert Sheehan), and Number Seven/Vanya (Ellen Page). These children (except Vanya) were superheroes collectively known in their childhood as The Umbrella Academy. However, family tragedies and their dysfunctional upbringing forces these children to leave the Academy upon reaching adulthood. On the day of Sir Reginald's funeral, the missing Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) reemerges from the future as a harbinger of an upcoming apocalypse and convinces his siblings to help him stop it. "The Umbrella Academy" cast includes Justin H. Min as Number Six/Ben, Jordan Claire Robbins as Grace Hargreeves, Adam Godley as Pogo, Cameron Britton as Hazel, Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha, and Kate Walsh as The Handler.


Tom Hopper
as Luther
Aidan Gallagher
as Number Five
Eden Cupid
as Young Allison
Cameron Brodeur
as Young Luther
Ethan Hwang
as Young Ben
T.J. McGibbon
as Young Vanya
Justin H. Min
as Ben Hargreeves
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Critic Reviews for The Umbrella Academy: Season 1

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (31)

"The Umbrella Academy" is worth the enrollment. As creator Way once sang, welcome to the black parade.

March 7, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Umbrella" looks, feels and sounds different - music does much of the heavy lifting, and effectively so. It's a gorgeous-looking production that evokes another world, with both feet still firmly planted in this one.

February 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It has flaws and excesses, but the series...nonetheless lands in the sweet spot between comedy and drama, and between a plot-and-action-driven narrative and character exploration.

February 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is a season of television that seems at once overstuffed and thinned out - long on character and events, but short on any sense of mounting tension, urgency or consequences.

February 14, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's never as cutting edge or plainly cool as it so desperately wants to be.

February 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Some choices make the 10-episode first season easy to digest - inviting you to shut off your brain and go along for the ride - but too many fail to live up to the show's creative possibilities.

February 11, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Umbrella Academy: Season 1

The Umbrella Academy Season 1 provides us a wacky, yet rebellious view of superheroes. The characters & music is the heartbeat that pumps blood into this Netflix original & adaptation; giving us enough room to invest and anticipate what's to come from these misfits. 4.2/5


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