Gerard Way’s “The Umbrella Academy” comic books picked up by Netflix for live action series

NetflixMy Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way‘s The Umbrella Academy comic book series is jumping from the page to the screen. Netflix is adapting the comic for a 10-episode live action series.

Written by Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy comics first debuted in 2007. The series follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes who must come together to solve the mystery of their father’s murder.

“I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix,” says Way in a statement. “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.”

The Netflix The Umbrella Academy series is scheduled to premiere in 2018.

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