PLDT Inc., together with Smart Communications supercharged the launch Netflix new original series, ‘The Umbrella Academy’.
To locally introduce the series, PLDT-Smart Netflix insiders Eric Tai, Brent Manalo, Aryanna Epperson joined forces with other celebrities to solve intense and interactive challenges in the especially-themed escape rooms powered by PLDT Home Fibr and Smart LTE.
As the challenges were solved, the launch party was unlocked at Shooting Gallery in Makati City. The event was graced by subscribers, fans, and other celebrity guests including Erwan Heussaff, Richard Juan, Vince Velasco, Nicole Cordoves, Young JV, and Gino Quillamor. The whole event was streamed on Instagram Live via @pldthome @livesmart.
Based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics, the story of The Umbrella Academy starts in 1989, when 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members with conflicting personalities reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
The show is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix, with Steve Blackman serving as executive producer and showrunner, and additional EPs Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way, and Gabriel Bá.
Stream “The Umbrella Academy” and all your favorite shows on Netflix conveniently with your PLDT Home Fibr account. Simply go to www.pldthome.com/Netflix and register using your myHomeID. Choose your preferred plan to start streaming. You can also enjoy Netflix and tons of entertainment with the TVolution Lite for only PHP 99/ month.
For a convenient way of enjoying Netflix on your smartphone, you may now also charge your monthly subscription to your Smart Postpaid bill. To do this, simply go to www.smart.com.ph/pages/Netflix and create a new account; choose the Netflix subscription that suits you; and select SMART as a payment option. You shall then have to enter your Smart Postpaid Number and the one-time PIN sent to your number, and click “Continue” to start watching.