BREAKING FILM NEWS

Monday, November 13, 2017

"The Umbrella Academy" TV Series



According to TorontoFilm.Net, Gerard Way's Dark Horse Comics superhero title "The Umbrella Academy", has been greenlit by Netflix with a 10-episode order, to be produced by Kevin Lafferty and directed by Peter Hoar, starting January 15, 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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