Netflix’s growing staple of comic book shows is getting a little bigger next year: After being rumoured late last week, the streaming service has now confirmed it’s got plans to adapt Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s dysfunctional superhero comic for TV.
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The 10-part series will be made for Netflix by Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment, who published the original series — about a former superhero team of siblings who desperately try to put aside their deep divisions in order to solve the mystery of their adoptive father’s death — in 2007. Unfortunately, there’s not much else in the way of news about the series other than the season length and a projected premiere date.
But even then, Umbrella Academy represents a big step forward for Netflix as it expands and diversifies the scope of comic book-based content it’s making — away from the Marvel staple we’ve seen in series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones and into a much wider world of stories available to them.
Umbrella Academy is set to hit Netflix in 2018.