My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way's comic book series is headed to Netflix. The book, titled the Umbrella Academy will be adapted into a live action series that will span 10 episodes and make its debut on the subscription service in 2018.
"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," commented Way, who will also act as co-executive producer on the series.
Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix explained how the partnership came to be. "What drew us to The Umbrella Academy is that it's wholly unique, visual and stylized. 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," she detailed.
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