Umbrella Academy May Have Found A Home At Netflix
The long-brewing adaptation of My Chemical Romance frontman and comic writer Gerard Way's The Umbrella Academy, is being rumoured to have finally found a home with Netflix.
The 2007 debuting critically lauded series followed a family of eccentric and dysfunctional superheroes, brought together as babies by their father-figure and mentor Sir Reginald Hargreeves, until nine years before the present day of the story, something tears them apart. However, they are drawn together again at the funeral of their mentor, and to face a threat to the whole planet.
The Dark Horse comics, by Way and artist Gabriel Ba, had been optioned for a film initially by Universal Pictures before changing gears to a television series under Universal Cable Productions. Now, Splash Report are reporting that the series has now found a home at Netflix.
Gerard Way is rumoured to be involved with the project too, and apparently an announcement could be as soon as SDCC in just under two weeks time.