A live-action adaptation of the popular graphic novels looks to be making it’s way to Netflix in the future.
The 2008-2013 series, written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, tells the story of dysfunctional superhero family in an alternate reality where JFK was never shot and forty-three unconnected women inexplicable give birth to superpowered kids and in 1977 they come together to try to undercover the secrets behind their father’s death.
Featuring The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin.t won the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Finite Series/Limited Series.
It garnered a cult following in its five-year stretch and won the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Finite Series/Limited Series.
It’s untraditional approach to superheroes was exactly what attracted Netflix to it as Cindy Holland, VP Original Content commented
“What drew us to The Umbrella Academy is that it’s wholly unique, visual and stylized…These aren’t the usual superheroes, and this series will embrace the singular tone of the graphic novels — dark yet humorous, supernatural yet grounded in reality.”
The ten episode season will join Netflix’s burgeoning stable of original programming and should be coming in 2018.