Fans of The Umbrella Academy will soon have to say goodbye as the Netflix superhero series will be canceled after the upcoming season 4. With “The Imperfects” a possible replacement will appear in just a few days (September 8th), which definitely has the potential to become a hit. You can watch the trailer for the series above, in which three teenagers gain monstrous superpowers. Also joining the cast is Iñaki Godoy, who will play the lead role of Monkey D. Luffy in the upcoming One Piece live-action series. So, anime fans can take the chance to see the Luffy actor in action.
Warning, The Imperfects is not a Marvel adaptation, although there is actually a superhero group in Marvel Comics with the same name. Instead, the Netflix series revolves around the three teenagers Abbi (Rhianna Jagpal), Tilda (Morgan Taylor Campbell) and Juan (Iñaki Godoy), who are given superpowers through an experiment, but which they don’t really want because they have a lot of problems cause.
So Tilda becomes a banshee, i.e. a banshee, whose shrill voice has a destructive effect. Juan transforms into a werewolf-style chupacabra and Abbi becomes a succubus, a demon whose pheromones have a powerful effect on other people.
To undo their transformations, they seek out the one responsible: the scientist Dr. Alex Sarkov (Rhys Nicholson), who knows no morals when it comes to advancing the evolution of humanity in his own way.
In the description of the trailer on YouTube, Netflix itself writes: “For fans of whimsical superhero teams ready to take over the world. Think ‘The Umbrella Academy’ meets ‘The Boys’.” The only question is whether the person who wrote this description really “The Boys” has seen.
In any case, we could not find any great resemblance to the Amazon hit in the trailer, except both are superhero shows. “The Boys“ is characterized above all by the satirical aspect, as well as the insane degree of brutality. We see neither the one nor the other with “The Imperfects”.
The comparison with “The Umbrella Academy” is more appropriate, but the British series “Misfits”, in which five juvenile delinquents are suddenly given supernatural powers by a lightning strike, also comes to mind when watching the trailer.
The Imperfects premieres on Netflix on September 8, 2022. The first season consists of ten episodes that will be released in one go.