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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.

Umbrella Academy
Art by James Jean

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.

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Joe Glass has been contributing to Bleeding Cool for about four years. He's been a roaming reporter at shows like SDCC and NYCC, and also has a keen LGBTQ focus, with his occasional LGBTQ focus articles, Tales from the Four Color Closet. He is also now Bleeding Cool's Senior Mutant Correspondent thanks to his obsession with Marvel's merry mutants. Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.
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