Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's creator-owned series The Umbrella Academy will be adapted into a 10-episode live-action series for Netflix.
“I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix. I couldn’t think of a better place for the vision Gabriel Bá and myself had when creating the comic, and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live action show,” said Gerard Way.
Fargo's Steve Blackman will serve as showrunner. Way himself will serve as co-executive producer. The series will be produced by Netflix and Universal Cable Productions.
The Dark Horse series tells the story of a group of misfits who were brought together as children and trained to be superheroes by an eccentric mentor, whose sudden death sparks a new series of adventures. The Umbrella Academy: Apocaylpse Suite was published over six issues in 2007, with a sequel, Dallas, following in 2008.
Way, notably the former singer of the band My Chemical Romance, has since gone on to found the DC Comics pop-up imprint Young Animal.
Netflix's The Umbrella Academy is scheduled for 2018.