Back in July, it was announced that Netflix had picked up Umbrella Academy to adapt it as a tv series. Created by Gerard Way, Umbrella Academy tells the story of the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (the Umbrella Academy) that unite after their father’s mysterious death.
The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror and The White Violin are Reginald Hargreeves adopted children and while trying to solve their father’s death they’ll have to work through their personalities and abilities, as they are completely different.
Ellen Page is no stranger to the superhero genre, as she’s known as Kitty Pride in the X-Men franchise and now with Umbrella Academy, she’ll be playing Vanya, the black sheep of an already dysfunctional family, as she is the only one with no supernatural abilities.
Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will act as showrunner and executive producer of the show alongside Bluegrass Television, Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment and Gerard Way -creator of the series and member of the band My Chemical Romance-. The script for the pilot was adapted by Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist).
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Umbrella Academy is set to premiere as a 10-episode drama in 2018.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter