Dark Horse Comics’ “The Umbrella Academy” is getting the Netflix series treatment
More comic book goodness is set to make landfall on the Netflix, but this time from Dark Horse Comic leads the charge with the news that The Umbrella Academy, is coming to the streaming service.
The series will be based on the graphic novel of the same name – The Umbrella Academy. The comics were created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) 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 together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.
Gerard Way had this to say about the news:
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
The Vice President of Original Content on Netflix – Cindy Holland – had this to say:
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.
The Umbrella Academy is slated to be a live-action 10-episodic series and will be released in 2018.