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New Netflix Series October Faction Compared To Umbrella Academy

New Netflix Series October Faction Compared To Umbrella Academy

We're in the home stretch of January (finally), but it's still absolutely freezing outside. Luckily, Netflix has given us the perfect excuse to stay in, thanks to new, binge-worthy series October Faction.

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The supernatural sci-fi horror follows the story of a married couple who just casually hunt evil monsters while trying to keep it a secret from their teenage twins.

Based on a series of comic books of the same name, the story looks at the trials and tribulations that Deloris and Fred face while keeping their top-secret profession from their kids, Geoff and Viv.

The cast includes the likes of Tamara Taylor (Lost) J.C. MacKenzie (Wolf Of Wall Street) as the parents, with Sex Education's Aurora Burghart and Gabriel Darku (Slasher) as the kids.

And, if you're still not convinced, Netflix viewers have taken to Twitter to heap praise on the show, with some comparing it to hit Netflix show The Umbrella Academy, which was also adapted from a graphic novel.

One person said: "Finished October Faction in one sitting. It has a similar vibe as Umbrella Academy and I liked the characters. The story roll-out could have been a little faster, and made it with eight episodes but there's not much drag. Another great Netflix Original."

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A second added: "I honestly thought October Faction was better then The Umbrella Academy. What a brilliant little series. @NetflixUK smashing out the good s***."

Another fan wrote: "I accidentally watched the entire season overnight (couldn't resist). One Hell of a show, super bad ass and now my favorite show on Netflix. Ready for season two."

Someone else who obviously also enjoyed a bit of a binge tweeted: "Just finished the October Faction first season. I have to say it was a pretty damn good show. Watched the whole season in one day. Seriously hope there's a second."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Showrunner Damian Kindler spoke to Deadline about the difficulties of adapting comic book characters to film.

He said: "It's difficult to adapt things without harming the intention or the integrity behind the source material. But then, when I read Steve Niles' October Faction I was just instantly blown away by how human and rounded the characters were even in their minimalist fashion.

"And, maybe for the first time in my career, really, I saw a very bright path about how I would like to expand on the characters, the backstory, and the world in a very real and very grounded way when I read them."

October Faction is on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]