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Netflix Reveals the Cast of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY TV Series

Earlier this month, Ellen Page became the first cast member of The Umbrella Academy, Netflix’s TV series adaptation of the bizarre superhero comic by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. The show is adapting the first storyline from the book, which followed the adoptive family of superheroes reunited as adults in the wake of their father’s death. With production of the series expected to begin soon, Netflix has set the rest of the main cast, which includes a familiar face from Game of Thrones and one of the leads of Hamilton‘s touring production.

So let’s meet them, shall we?

Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves/Spaceboy

Dickon Tarly lives! At least on this show. Tom Hopper’s Game of Thrones stint may have been short, but he’s landed the leading role as far as The Umbrella Academy goes. Luther was the strongest member of the team, but his head was attached to the body of a Martian gorilla to save his life. It’s not clear if that aspect of his character will make it into the show, but we wouldn’t bet against it.

David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves/The Kraken

Think of the Kraken as The Umbrella Academy‘s Batman. Diego was the rebel among his adoptive siblings, and he definitely doesn’t get along with Luther. As the Kraken, Diego dispenses his own brand of justice as a vigilante, and he’s extremely athletic. But his actual power is his ability to hold his breath. Prior to landing this role, David Castañeda had a recurring role on Jane the Virgin, and he is set to co-star in the sequel to SicarioSoldado.

Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves/The Rumor

The Umbrella Academy will be Emmy Raver-Lampman’s first television role, but she has previously toured with the Broadway shows Hamilton and Wicked. Raver-Lampman’s character, Allison Hargreeves, has the ability to literally change reality by lying. That’s why she sometimes resorts to using a pad of paper to convey her thoughts rather than risk using her powers.

Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves/The Seance

As his codename “The Seance” implies, Klaus’ powers include the ability to speak to the dead. And it may actually be impossible for Klaus to die himself, which is part of the reason that he’s a drug addict. Robert Sheehan is portraying Klaus on the series, and he’ll also be starring in Peter Jackson‘s upcoming adaptation of Mortal Engines.

Aidan Gallagher as Number Five

Aidan Gallagher is the former star of Nickelodeon’s Nicky series, and he’s got a pretty intriguing role as Number Five, the only member of the team who still looks like a child. Number Five was sometimes called “The Boy” by his adoptive father, and he has the ability to travel through time. However, his aging has been permanently frozen, and he appears to be 13-years old. In the comic, he is also one of the deadliest assassins alive.

The Umbrella Academy is slated to premiere in 2018 on Netflix.

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Images: Dark Horse Comics/Netflix

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