Production on Netflix’s adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy is now underway. Bá announced the start of production via his Twitter page, posing for a photo with Way on the set of the series. Check it out below…
— Gabriel Bá (@Gabriel_Ba) January 15, 2018
The Umbrella Academy follows the dysfunctional family of the Hargreeves, a group of young superheroes that come together in order to solve their father’s mysterious murder. Ellen Page (Flatliners) stars as Vanya, Tom Hopper (Black Sails) as Luther, Emmy Raver-Lampman (Broadway’s Hamilton) as Allison, David Castañeda (Soldado) as Diego, Robert Sheehan (Misfits) as Klaus and Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) as Number Five.
Based on the graphic novel series, The Umbrella Academy will run for 10 episodes. Fargo’s Steve Blackman will executive producer and showrun the series while The Exorcist’s Jeremy Slater has written the pilot. Series creator Gerard Way will also serve as a co-executive producer. Way created the series in 2007 with Gabriel Bá handling the art and it was published by Dark Horse Comics.
Based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels the series follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) — The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin — as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.