New Netflix series ‘The Umbrella Academy’ has Hamilton connection

Ellen Page stars in Netflix's new series, The Umbrella Academy. Netflix

The first official trailer has been released for The Umbrella Academy and the Netflix series has a very local connection.

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Not only was part of the show filmed in Hamilton last year, but it also stars a local teenager.

TJ McGibbon, 13, appears in The Umbrella Academy as a Young Vanya, whose older character is played by fellow Canadian actress Ellen Page.

The TV series is an adaptation of a set of Dark Horse Comics graphic novels by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way.

It follows a group of adopted, super-powered misfits who are raised by an eccentric millionaire to become a team of superheroes.

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The Umbrella Academy launches globally on Netflix February 15, 2019.

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