Umbrella Academy comic will be new Netflix live action series.

July 12, 2017 | By | Reply More

Netflix is to screen a ten-episode TV series adaption of Dark Horse Comics’ The Umbrella Academy in 2018.

Based on the graphic novels written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is a live action series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) – The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin – as they work to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

Umbrella Academy comic will be new Netflix live action series.

Umbrella Academy comic will be new Netflix live action series.

“I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix. I couldn’t think of a better place for the vision Gabriel Bá and myself had when creating the comic, and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live action show,” Gerard Way told SFcrowsnest.

“What drew us to The Umbrella Academy is that it’s wholly unique, visual and stylized,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “These aren’t the usual superheroes, and this series will embrace the singular tone of the graphic novels — dark yet humorous, supernatural yet grounded in reality. We’re excited to see this world and introduce these unforgettable heroes to Netflix members around the globe.”

The Umbrella Academy will be produced by Universal Cable Productions.

Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment.

Gerard Way will serve as co-executive producer.

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