Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"The Umbrella Academy" TV Series

According to new reports, writer Gerard Way's Dark Horse Comics title "The Umbrella Academy" is being given a 10-episode order at Netflix for a live-action TV series, debuting in 2018:

"...set in 1977, in an alternate history where John F. Kennedy was never assassinated, there is a dysfunctional family of superheroes.

"Origin of the superheroes started at the instant of the finishing blow in a cosmic boxing match, when 43 superpowered infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy.

"'Sir Reginald Hargreeves' aka 'The Monocle', an extraterrestrial disguised as a famous entrepreneur, adopts the surviving seven children, prepping them to save the world from an unspecified threat as the 'Umbrella Academy'..."

"I am thrilled that 'The Umbrella Academy' has found a home at Netflix", said Way. "I couldn't think of a better place...and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live action show...."

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