The Um­brella Academy finds a new home

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GER­ARD Way's (pic) The Um­brella Academy is com­ing to Net­flix.

Fans of the for­mer My Chem­i­cal Ro­mance front­man's comic se­ries, which he teamed up with 41-yearold Brazil­ian artist Gabriel Ba for, will have to wait un­til early next year to watch the 10-episode se­ries, ac­cord­ing to Dead­line.

The 40-year-old writer-and­mu­si­cian said: “I am thrilled that The Um­brella Academy has­founda home at Net­flix. I couldn't think of a bet­ter place for the vi­sion Gabriel Ba and my­self had when cre­at­ing the comic and can­not wait for peo­ple to ex­pe­ri­ence that world as a live-ac­tion show.”

On why they felt Net­flix was the per­fect plat­form for the live se­ries, Cindy Hol­land – the vice pres­i­dent of Orig­i­nal Con­tent for the stream­ing ser­vice – said: “What drew us to The Um­brella Academy is that it's wholly unique, vis­ual and stylised. These aren't the usual su­per­heroes, and this se­ries will em­brace the sin­gu­lar tone of the graphic nov­els – dark yet hu­mor­ous, su­per­nat­u­ral yet grounded in re­al­ity.”

Mean­while, Way is pre­par­ing to re­lease an­other comic se­ries en­ti­tled Doom Pa­trol, and said he's en­joy­ing hav­ing more time to fo­cus on his art.

He said: “When I was in My Chem­i­cal Ro­mance, it was so busy all the time. The tim­ing of it fi­nally worked out; I hit this point af­ter my first solo record (2014's Hes­i­tant Alien) where I said, 'I think I want to write comics for a year or two' and just fo­cused on that, so that's what I've been do­ing’.”

But his fo­cus on comics doesn't mean he's leav­ing mu­sic be­hind com­pletely, as he in­sists he is start­ing the process of putting to­gether a new solo record, which will be the fol­low-up to Hes­i­tant Alien.

He said in June: “I'm just about to se­ri­ously fig­ure out my sched­ule in terms of how many weeks I'm writ­ing comics and how many weeks I'm writ­ing mu­sic. There's a plan to put some­thing out; I don't know when that'll come, but the process is start­ing.” – Bang Showbiz

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