Ahead of the series premiere of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” next month, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has shared a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Hazy Shade Of Winter” which he’s recorded for the show.
Way created the original Eisner Award-winning comic upon which the show is based. The story follows six adopted thirty-something children of a recently deceased billionaire industrialist.
All are amongst forty-three kids born on the same day in 1989 to women who weren’t pregnant when the day started. Previously estranged, they must now work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death and ultimately an impending global apocalypse.
Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Robert Sheehan and Tom Hopper star and Steve Blackman (“Fargo,” “Altered Carbon”) pens and produces the series with all ten episodes premiering on the service on February 15th.
“Hazy Shade of Winter” has been covered numerous times over the years, most notably for the “Less than Zero” soundtrack by The Bangles in 1987.