Netflix to Launch its Live-Action Superhero Series “The Umbrella Academy” with David Castañeda in February

David Castañeda is ready for the rain…

David Castañeda

Netflix has announced plans to launch its live-action superhero series The Umbrella Academy, starring the Latino actor, on Friday, February 15.

Additionally, Netflix released the first batch of character posters, including Castañeda’s character Diego, as well as new images from the series.

David Castañeda

Here’s the detailed logline: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.


The series is based on Dark Horse Comics’ comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá.

In addition to Castañeda, The Umbrella Academy also stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige.

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