Netflix has released the first teaser for The Umbrella Academy, its television adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s comic about a dysfunctional group of superpowered siblings who must prevent the apocalypse.
Interestingly, while the comic is set in an alternate-universe 1977, this adaptation appears to be set in the present-day (whether it is an AU remains to be seen), with the members of the Umbrella Academy all born in 1989. Which would explain the excellent use of Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now”:
In comparison to the teaser, Netflix’s official synopsis is pretty spare, but still gives viewers a sense of what they’re in for:
A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father’s death, the threat of the apocalypse and more.
The series stars Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, Mary J. Blige, and more.
The Umbrella Academy comes to Netflix February 15.