After almost 10 years since it was first published, The Umbrella Academy, the comic book series developed and created by ex-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, has been confirmed to become a TV series adaptation that’ll be hitting Netflix.
The basic plot surrounding The Umbrella Academy, which is set primarily in 1977 in an alternate history where the 35th US President John F. Kennedy was never assassinated, revolves around a dysfunctional family of seven superheroes (aka The Umbrella Academy): The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin.
Speaking of the news, Way said, “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.”
You can check out a promo poster for the series below, which was shared by Way via his social accounts.
Speaking on behalf of Netflix, Cindy Holland – the company’s Vice President for Original Content – said, “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.”
Though an official date is yet to be finalised, the 10-episode live-action series is set to debut on the Netflix streaming platform in 2018.
More details surrounding the TV adaptation of The Umbrella Academy will be confirmed as it develops.