The comic series The Umbrella Academy was given the green light to turn into a live action series, and Netflix picked it up. The adaptation of the comic has begun production today with confirmation coming from co-creator himself. He posted a tweet with the other creator, lead singer of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way. Check out the tweet below:
The show stars a few familiar names such as: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan and Aidan Gallagher. The Umbrella Academy is a story about an incongruous group of members that form a family. The family’s father died mysteriously and it’s up to them to figure out what happened with the help of their superpowers. However, their conflicting personalities and abilities puts a lot of strain on them functioning fluidly.
The series itself is based on the comic series issued out by Dark Horse Comics. The show is coming to life due to the help of Universal Cable Productions, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Bluegrass Television. The showrunner, Steve Blackman, will also serve as co-producer alongside Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg. One of the creators of The Umbrella Academy, Gerard Way, will participate as co-executive producer. To cap it off, the pilot’s script is being adapted by Jeremy Slater. (via HH)
The show itself won’t be released until later this year, but we can expect The Umbrella Academy to be a unique take on the idea of comic book-adapted shows. Netflix has cleared it for 10 episodes, giving it the perfect binge-worthy length.
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– JB Baker
Source – Twitter