Ex-‘My Chemical Romance’ frontman directs new Netflix series

/ 01:37 PM July 14, 2017

Gerard Way  SCREEN GRAB from Facebook/My Chemical Romance

Ever wondered where the members of the famed American rock band “My Chemical Romance” are now?

Well, most of them are still pursuing their musical careers, while former lead vocalist Gerard Way has decided to express his creative juices someplace else.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 40-year-old musician-turned-comic book artist will be directing  a 10-episode live action adaptation of his comic mini-series “The Umbrella Academy.”

The show, which has been picked up by internet-television giant Netflix, first debuted  in Dark Horse Comics in 2007.


Photo from Facebook/Gerard Way

The series follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes who must find a way to coexist and unravel the mystery behind their adoptive father’s demise.

Netflix has yet to confirm which issues will be covered in the initial 10 episodes, but titles such as  “The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse” and “The Umbrella Academy: Dallas” are expected to be the main material.

The series has been in development since 2015, with Way and artist Gabriel Bá mostly in charge of the project.

“The Umbrella Academy” will be made available exclusively on Netflix sometime next year.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra

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