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Umbrella Academy trailer shows 'dysfunctional family with a body count'

Ellen Page and Mary J. Blige star in the upcoming Netflix series based on the comic.

The official trailer for Netflix's upcoming series The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic-book series by Gerard Way, was posted on Thursday.

In the series, a billionaire adopts and trains seven super-powered children who are part of a larger group born to women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before giving birth. When the billionaire dies, the survivors reunite to solve a mystery surrounding his death, but among other roadblocks, there's a global apocalypse brewing. 

Showrunner Steve Blackman tells Entertainment Weekly he pitched the show to Netflix as "a dysfunctional family show with a body count."

Ellen Page (Juno, X-Men series) and singer Mary J. Blige are among the stars. The series launches on Netflix Feb. 15.