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UMBRELLA ACADEMY, THE (NETFLIX)
Premieres in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is a live action series that 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. Published by Dark Horse Comics, the comic series garnered much praise from fans and critics alike for its alternate and twisted take on the superhero genre. The Umbrella Academy will be produced by Universal Cable Productions. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way will serve as co-executive producer. The pilot script was adapted from the comic book series by Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adam Godley as Pogo
· Aidan Gallagher as Number Five
· Ashley Madekwe as Patch
· Cameron Britton as Hazel
· Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves
· David Castañeda as Diego
· Ellen Page as Vanya
· Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison
· John Magaro as Leonard Peabody
· Kate Walsh as The Handler
· Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha
· Robert Sheehan as Klaus
· Tom Hopper as Luther
CREW INFORMATION:
· Gabriel Bá as BOOK
· Gerard Way as BOOK/CO-EP
· Jeremy Slater as CRTR/EP
· Keith Goldberg as EP
· Mike Richardson as EP
· Steve Blackman as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bluegrass Television
· Dark Horse Entertainment
· Universal Cable Productions