Geektown Radio 197: The Umbrella Academy Cast, MCM Birmingham Comic Con, Film News, UK TV News & Air Dates!

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26 Mar 19
Geektown Radio 197: The Umbrella Academy Cast, MCM Birmingham Comic Con, Film News, UK TV News & Air Dates!

Geektown Radio 197: The Umbrella Academy Cast, MCM Birmingham Comic Con, Film News, UK TV News & Air Dates!

This week on the Geektown Radio podcast Bex from TristaBytes returns to the show (with all her limbs intact for once!) to discuss the latest films, games, all the UK TV premiere date info, and US TV news. We also report on our weekend at MCM Birmingham Comic Con, plus we have an interview with Tom Hopper & Emmy Raver-Lampman, aka Luther & Allison from Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’.

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 Hargreeve’s 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.

Tom Hopper you will know from shows such as ‘Black Sails’ where he played Billy Bones, ‘Merlin’ when he donned the armour of Sir Percival, ‘Game of Thrones’ which saw him star as Dickon Tarly, and, of course, ‘The Umbrella Academy’ where he plays Luther/Spaceboy.

Allison in ‘Umbrella Academy’ is Emmy Raver-Lampman’s first major tv series role, however, she is also an accomplished musical theatre actress. She previously starred as Angelica Schuyler the smash hit musical Hamilton along with also starring in shows such as Hair, Jekyll & Hyde, and Wicked.

Also On This Week’s Show:

  • I’m joined by Bex as we review the movies, games and tv series we’ve been watching and playing in the past few weeks.
  • We give you a rundown of the weekend at MCM Birmingham Comic Con.
  • We take a look at all the latest tv & film news, including renewals & cancellations.
  • We give you our recommendations for upcoming TV in the next 7 days.

Geektown Radio 197: The Umbrella Academy Cast, MCM Birmingham Comic Con, Film News, UK TV News & Air Dates!

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