Netflix is branching out from its Marvel line of profitable superhero reveals to pursue a darkish horse—or, reasonably, Darkish Horse—candidate, saying as we speak that it’s picked up a 10-episode sequence order for a present primarily based off of Gerard Means and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy. Written by Means—who’s finest referred to as the lead singer for My Chemical Romance—the sequence tracks a dysfunctional household of semi-superheroes, as they try to work out their interpersonal dynamics with out additionally destroying the Earth.
And whilst you’d be forgiven for listening to “comedian e book from the co-founder of My Chemical Romance” and leaping instantly to “hacky self-importance venture,” the primary Umbrella Academy sequence, Apocalypse Suite, was truly form of a giant deal when it arrived in 2008, successful the coveted Eisner Award for Greatest Restricted Collection. The sequence facilities on a staff of seven former child superheroes, making an attempt to kind by way of the aftermath of their childhoods underneath the watch of a distant, mysterious adopted father. (Additionally, there’s a man with a gorilla physique, a time-traveling 10-year-old, and a girl who can kill you with a violin, if the earlier description sounded a little bit too all the way down to Earth.)
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