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Netflix Orders ‘The Umbrella Academy’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Deadline is reporting that Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy has been picked up by Netflix:

    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. […] “I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix,” Way said. “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.”

  2. AlwaysEvolving21

    Trusted Supporter

    This is awesome. I know nothing about the storyline, but awesome for him. I'll have to check it out.
  3. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    He seems like a cool guy, he was on one of Kevin Smiths podcasts and was talking about My Chem, comics, and just life in general, he really seems like a normal guy who just became famous.
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  4. failinginplace


    im so stoked for this. i have a friend at netflix and i'm gonna abuse him until i get swag for this haha
  5. tomtom94


    Was expecting animated, but Netflix have been good with this stuff in the past. Good for Gerard.
  6. FrankieThe4th

    things have never been stranger Prestigious

    There are only two volumes, and both are fantastic, so if you haven't checked Umbrella Academy yet, go for it!
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  7. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

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  8. SpyKi

    You must fix your heart Supporter

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  9. paythetab

    Chorus.FM Album Reviewer (Adam Grundy) Supporter

    This is HUGE news for Gerard Way, and comic fans alike! Can't wait to see this take shape in live-action, and hopefully it will do really well under the Netflix-umbrella of TV consumption. Bring on 2018!!!!
  10. thebencarter


    This could be awesome - Netflix is doing great with investing in Anime/Cartoons. Castlevania was dope
  11. FrankieThe4th

    things have never been stranger Prestigious

    This is a live action adaptation.
  12. thebencarter


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  13. younglikeme

    ii // YLM

    REALLY stoked for this. After what an awesome job FX did with something like Legion, I think Netflix could absolutely hit this out of the park.
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  14. xapplexpiex

    sup? Supporter

    Totally agreed. I'm actually reading book one right now and it's bonkers. They'd have to have a big budget to make it live-action.
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  15. SpyKi

    You must fix your heart Supporter

    Yeah that's the only slight concern I have. It's not going to be easy to make.
  16. DeRRek


    This is great. When I saw this post I was expecting it to say that it would be animated. Surprised it's going to be live action. Excited for this though. I finished book 2 a few months ago. Loved it.