July 7, 2015


Gerard Way's 'Umbrella Academy' Comic Might Become a TV Show

Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images
Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images

Buckle up, My Chemical Romance stans! Gerard Way is hard at work. He released his first solo album, Hesitant Alien last year (one of our faves for sure). He's also always drawing and creating, with his comic book series The Umbrella Academy only growing in popularity. Today we learn it's on the verge of straight-up skyrocketing: Way's project might be making its way to television.

According to USA Today, Universal Cable Productions has announced a deal with comic book publisher Dark Horse Entertainment, the Umbrella Academy's hub.

Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Comics

Gerard Way's series is apparently one of four graphic novels being looked at. A press release examines the series:

"Nine years after parting ways, the estranged members of the Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers, must figure out how to work together to save the world. Created by Gerard Way (The True Lies of the Fabulous Killjoys) and Gabriel Ba (Daytripper), Bluegrass Films is also attached to executive produce."

USA Today also notes that The Umbrella Academy was previously being looked at by Universal Pictures for film development. We'll take TV, thanks! 

While you have Way on the mind, brush up on facts you might not know about him and read our exclusive interview.