this is a thread for netflix’s new series the umbrella academy, based off the comic series by gerard way and gabriel bá! 43 children are born on the same day in 1989, all to mothers who had not been pregnant the day before. an eccentric elderly man named reginald hargreeves adopted seven of these children and raised them to use their powers to fight crime. now, they’ve all grown up and gone their separate ways, and are reunited for the first time in 13 years to solve the mystery of their father's death. oh, and the world is ending in eight days. this show deals heavily with themes of child abuse, partner abuse, death, and drug addiction, and graphic violence and murder feature heavily, so general CW for those things in this thread. discussion of episodes/events later in the series should be kept under a spoiler at least until it’s been out for a while longer, please! that aside, who's your favorite? any speculation for season two?