The Umbrella Academy hits Netflix on Friday, but in the meantime, Netflix is getting fans geared up with a new teaser trailer. This one premiered on Sunday at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. It features Mary J. Blige’s time-traveling assassin character Cha-Cha, but it also features Blige’s unmistakable musical stylings.
Blige recorded an exclusive cover of Rod Stewart’s “Stay With Me” for the teaser, which emphasizes the impending apocalypse. If the Umbrella Academy can’t set aside their differences and stop it, the whole world will end in eight days. But that’s not their only problem. Cha-Cha and Hazel (Cameron Britton) are armed and dangerous. Even worse? They actually enjoy all the violence.
“We meet new people and then kill ’em,” Cha-Cha says at the end of the new teaser. “We have the best job!”
Check out the new teaser trailer below. All 10 episodes of The Umbrella Academy will begin streaming Friday, Feb. 15 on Netflix. In case you missed it, check out The Beat‘s review.
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