Netflix is adapting Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy

Brodie Fogg 12 July 2017

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The My Chemical Romance singer's popular comic book series will be adapted to live action in 2018.

Another day, another fanservice courtesy of Netflix. As if this morning's release date reveal for Stranger Things Season 2 wasn't enough, Netflix has announced it is working on a live-action adaptation of Gerard Way's The Umbrella Academy.

Dark Horse, The Umbrella Academy's publisher, will help bring the series to life when it is released in 2018.

The Umbrella Academy follows a hodgepodge family of superheroes through an alternate history where John F. Kennedy was never knocked off. When seven gifted children are miraculously born at the exact same moment to unconnected mothers (who weren't pregnant at the time), the children are gathered and raised under the watchful eye of the family patriarch, The Monocle.

This news won't do much to appease My Chemical Romance fans (just announce a damn reunion tour already), but it's a big win for fans of the superhero series.

The Umbrella Academy will join live-action comic book adaptations on Netflix, such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, when it is released in 2018. Netflix has proven more than once that it has got what it takes to successfully adapt comics to the small screen. More recently, Netflix has shown it's even got the grit to comfortably adapt video games to the small screen with its short Castlevania series. We're pretty confident the streaming giant can pull this off.

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