Another exciting new project to look forward to! Robert will be joining the cast of Umbrella Academy, a new show which will be widely released on Netflix. Filming will be taking place in Toronto from January 15 – July 11, according to omdc.on.ca. Press release is below.
The series is adding cast members Tom Hopper as Luther, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison, David Castañeda as Diego, Robert Sheehan as Klaus, and Aidan Gallagher as Number Five. They join previously announced cast member Ellen Page, who will play Vanya.
The live action series follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) – Luther, Diego, Allison, Vanya, Klaus and Number Five – as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.
Sheehan famously portrayed Nathan on the British series “Misfits.” He will also appear in the film “Mute” on Netflix, the second part of a planned trilogy from writer-director Duncan Jones that began with “Moon.” In December, he’ll star in Christian Rivers’ “Mortal Engines,” a sci-fi-fantasy movie co-written and produced by Peter Jackson. For television, Sheehan is currently shooting the second season of “Genius,” which chronicles the life and work of Picasso.
“The Umbrella Academy” series is based on the graphic novels of the same name created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The series will be produced by Universal Cable Productions. Steve Blackman will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Way will serve as co-executive producer. The pilot script was adapted by Jeremy Slater.
Sheehan (Mortal Instruments, Fortitude, Misfits) is Klaus, aka The Séance, who is a drug addict and lovable mess and yet, if you ask him, any day now his life is going to turn around. He’s a classic “middle child” — a disarming pleaser who is seemingly everyone’s friend but will rob you blind without thinking twice.
More on the characters: Hollywood Reporter