Last week, rumors were swirling that Gerard Way’s comic, The Umbrella Academy, was going to be picked up by Netflix. The streaming service hadn’t confirmed those rumors until to day.
Netflix has given a 10-episode order to The Umbrella Academy, a live-action series based on the popular graphic novels by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. The project hails from Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) has been tapped as executive producer and showrunner on the series, which is slated for a 2018 and originated with a pilot script written by Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist).
On the confirmation, Way said, “I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix Way. 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.”