Tuesday, February 16, 2021

"The Umbrella Academy" - Season Three Starts

According to TorontoFilm.Net, the live-action superhero TV series "The Umbrella Academy", based on the Dark Horse Comics title, by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, has started shooting Season Three in Toronto, starring Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, Kate Walsh, Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez and Cazzie David, for streaming on Netflix in 2021:

"...'The Umbrella Academy' is set in a universe where 43 women around the world give birth simultaneously at 12:00 PM on October 1, 1989 despite none of them showing signs of pregnancy until labor began. Seven of the children are adopted by eccentric billionaire 'Sir Reginald Hargreeves' and turned into a superhero team that he calls 'The Umbrella Academy'. 

"Hargreeves gives the children numbers rather than names, but they eventually are named by their robot-mother, 'Grace', as 'Luther', 'Diego', 'Allison', 'Klaus', 'Five', 'Ben' and 'Vanya'. While putting six of his children to work fighting crime, Reginald keeps Vanya apart from her siblings' activities, as she supposedly demonstrates no powers of her own. 

"The first season is set in the present day, where Luther is part ape and has lived on the moon for four years, Allison is a famous actress, Vanya is a violinist, Klaus has a drug addiction, Five disappeared sixteen years earlier, Ben, now deceased, is a ghost able to converse only with Klaus and Diego has become a vigilante with a penchant for trouble. The estranged siblings learn that Reginald has died and gather for his funeral. Five returns from the future, chased by time-travelling operatives and reveals that a global apocalypse is imminent. Meanwhile, the reunited siblings try to uncover the secret of their dysfunctional family while beginning to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

"In Season Two, following their failure to stop the apocalypse, the Umbrella Academy is forced to go back in time, to save the world. Unfortunately the trip goes wrong as the siblings end up in different years in 1960's Dallas. 

"Five ends up in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, but manages to escape with the help of 'Hazel'. Then Five discovers another apocalypse is coming and that he only has ten days to prevent it. While being hunted by a trio of Swedish assassins, Five must find and reunite his siblings who have made new lives following their arrival, in order to prevent imminent disaster..."

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