Here’s some news on another upcoming Netflix Original, The Umbrella Academy. Kate Walsh, who’s also part of the Netflix Original 13 Reasons Why joins the Umbrella Academy cast in the role of The Handler. The Umbrella Academy has several big names attached, like Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and others. Others in the caste are Mary J Blige, Cameron Britton, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Colm Feore.
The series is the adaption of The Umbrella Academy comic book series, set in an alternate world where John F Kennedy was never assassinated and is about a dysfunctional family of superheroes who must get together to save the world. The series would have come to a nearby theatre back in 2010, but that never happened.
Universal Cable Productions produces this series for Netflix, and Steve Blackman is showrunner and also executive producer of the series. Other executive producers are Dark Horse Entertainment, Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson.