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It’s Official: 'Umbrella Academy' Live-Action TV Series Set at Netflix

The 10-episode drama will launch in 2018 and is based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s beloved comic of the same name.

Two years after it was put in development, Netflix has scooped up the Umbrella Academy TV series.

The streaming giant has handed out a 10-episode straight-to-series order for the adaptation of Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel Ba’s beloved graphic novel. The drama will launch on the streaming service in 2018. (Check out the poster for the series, above.)

Based on the Eisner Award-winning comics, the live-action Umbrella Academy follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (aka the Umbrella Academy): The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror and The White Violin. Together, they work to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams because of their divergent personalities and abilities. The series was praised for its alternate and twisted take on the superhero genre.

Steve Blackman (Fargo, Netflix’s Altered Carbon) serves as showrunner and exec produces alongside Bluegrass Television, Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Way will co-exec produce. The pilot script was adapted from the comic book series by Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist).

“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 Ba and myself had when creating the comic, and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live action show,” Way said.

For Netflix, The Umbrella Academy joins a deep roster of Marvel dramas, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher and its upcoming mini The Defenders.

“What drew us to The Umbrella Academy is that it’s wholly unique, visual and stylized,” said Cindy Holland, vp originals at Netflix. “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. We’re excited to see this world and introduce these unforgettable heroes to Netflix members around the globe.”
Universal Cable Productions, which announced it was developing the project for TV as part of an overall deal with publisher Dark Horse Comics, is producing the series.

“It’s a thrill to be producing this wonderful show for Netflix,” said Jeff Wachtel, chief content officer at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and UCP president. “It’s been a passion project for the UCP development crew and we can’t wait to bring it to life.”

Comic book series continue to remain in high demand as broadcast, cable and streaming platforms look for proven IP in a bid to cut through a crowded scripted landscape with 450-plus originals. Marvel also has The Runaways at Hulu, New Warriors at Freeform, FX’s Legion as well as the upcoming The Gifted at Fox and Inhumansat ABC joining Agents of SHIELD; DC has The CW’s Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightningand Fox’s Gotham as well as Syfy’s Krypton. On the cable side, AMC has found massive success with The Walking Dead, based on the Image Comics title from Robert Kirkman.  

The Umbrella Academy is the first Universal Cable Productions series to land at Netflix, which more recently has been focused on owning its originals.

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CAPTAIN COLD LIVES DAY 3
COUNTDOWN TO MAY 16: 16 DAYS

I love the relationship between Leonard and Lisa Snart. If we’re getting him back, hopefully we’ll get some more interactions from them! Use the tag #captaincoldlives to share the excitement with me! 

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Happier (Aren’t You?)

Summary: Can you write something to do with the new Ed Sheeran song Happier? I was thinking in like the view of Dan’s ex who’s watching him fall in love with Phil?’

Genre: Songfic

Song: Happier

Word Count: 2.6k

Warnings: Elements of angst

Read on ao3

Excerpt:

It’s been the longest month of her life and she has a million things on the tip of her tongue she’s dying to say and confess, but not whilst everyone is around. And not whilst Dan has the biggest smile on his lips as he looks down at his phone a couple of minutes later.

“Who are you texting, Howell? We’re all right here!” someone jokes, and Dan laughs and holds up his hands in surrender.

“Just Phil” he replies, the smile never once faltering.

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The Bella's Whatsapp Group blows up...
  • Fat Amy: Bloe are getting engaged!
  • Ashley: Oh my god!
  • Jessica: Oh my god!
  • Flo: Wahooooooo!
  • CR: Yeaaassss!
  • Emily: Eeeeek! How did it happen? Who proposed to who? Xxx
  • Staci: Ahhhhh!
  • Staci: CR I owe you twenty bucks! You said they'd do it this year.
  • Aubrey: What?! Why am I only just hearing about this?
  • Staci: Hearing about what? The engagement the money or the bet? X
  • Aubrey: I HAD meant the engagement.. x
  • Lily: congratulations
  • Ashley: So how did it happen?
  • Jessica: How did it happen?
  • Ashley: Haha literally just sent that!
  • Jessica: Oops sorry Ash, copying your question!
  • Jessica: Oh and you just pointed it out too. Haha!
  • Jessica: Mind-reader ;)
  • Ashley: Clearly I'm a mind-reader ;)
  • Ashley: Haha! As if you just said that too!
  • Beca: Guys relax, Chloe and I aren't engaged.
  • Beca: Just Fat Amy taking everything out of context as usual.
  • Aubrey: No surprises there.
  • CR: How can getting engaged be taken out of context?
  • Fat Amy: Beca you just said yourself that you'll be the one proposing to Chloe!
  • Flo: Eeeeeeeeeeeee!
  • Emily: Oh Em Aca-Geeeeeeeeee!
  • Emily: Xxx
  • Beca: STOP IT!
  • Fat Amy: It's true! Chloe tell her!
  • Staci: I'm gonna go buy a hat
  • Aubrey: Why? X
  • Staci: For the wedding! X
  • Aubrey: Beca just said they weren't engaged x
  • Beca: THANK YOU Posen!
  • Staci: Yeah but Beca's GOING to propose, so there'll be a wedding at some point? X
  • Aubrey: Hmm I guess? X
  • Beca: POSEN!
  • Aubrey: Lol
  • Flo: How are you going to propose Beca?
  • Fat Amy: Mud wrestling?
  • Beca: NO!
  • Lily: Fight club. I know a place
  • Jessica: Romantic beach walk at sunset?
  • Emily: You could produce her a song? I'll write the lyrics! Xxx
  • Ashley: A sunset beach walk maybe? So romantic!
  • Jessica: Haha! Again with the mind-reading Ash ;) x
  • Ashley: We're too awesome xx
  • CR: Oh my god FLASH MOB!
  • Beca: STOP
  • Fat Amy: YES!
  • Beca: NO!
  • Staci: After sex?
  • CR: What.. a flash mob?
  • Staci: NO! Beca should propose to Chloe after sex.
  • Aubrey: Ew x
  • Staci: Oh relaaax Posen it's just a word ;) x
  • Aubrey: Yes but it implies too much x
  • Beca: Guys I wasn't looking for suggestions!
  • Staci: So you ARE going to propose!
  • Flo: Ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh!
  • Emily: I'm getting so giddy right now I can barely text xxxxxxxxxx
  • Staci: Chloe's going to be unbearably excited you know.
  • CR: She seems like the type to have her ideal engagement and wedding all planned out you know?
  • Ashley: Agreed
  • Jessica: Agreed
  • Jessica: Haha!
  • Ashley: Haha!
  • Jessica: Stop copying me ;)
  • Ashley: You love it ;)
  • Emily: Aubrey would know xxx
  • CR: True! Aubrey has Chloe got it all planned out?
  • Beca: Guuuuuys!
  • Staci: Chloe talked about it all through college until I graduated. She might have changed her mind since dating Beca though.
  • CR: ?
  • Staci: (*I'm sure that's what Aubrey told me once)
  • Beca: Can we please stop?
  • Fat Amy: Yeah, Beca's getting nervous.
  • Jessica: Awwwww
  • Ashley: Awwwww
  • Lily: I've got something that can help with that
  • CR: Chill Becs, we all know she'll say yes.
  • Emily: She will! She loves you so much Beca! Xxx
  • Flo: Adores you!
  • Staci: Can I be Best-Woman?
  • CR: Gurl I think if any of us Bella's should be Best-Woman it should be me!
  • Lily: I'll sort the security
  • Fat Amy: Erm if ANYONE is Beca's Best-Woman it's me!
  • Fat Amy: College roommate
  • Fat Amy: Best friend
  • Fat Amy: Best looking
  • Flo: Oh can I be bridesmaid?
  • Emily: And me! Xxxxx
  • Fat Amy: Legacy, you'll be flower girl..
  • Fat Amy: Aubrey will be Chloe's chief bridesmaid of course..
  • Aubrey: Of course
  • CR: Did we ever get to the bottom of how you're going to propose Beca?
  • Beca: No
  • CR: …Flash mob?
  • Beca: NO!
  • CR: Come on it's a great suggestion! She'll never expect it!
  • Staci: If Beca does it right Chloe'll never expect any of these suggestions!
  • Chloe: Guys I'm actually IN this group chat you know xx
  • Staci: Oh yeah!
  • Staci: Shit.
  • Staci: Sorry Beca!
  • Chloe: As long as it's memorable I don't care how Beca proposes ;) xx
  • Flo: Oooooh so much opportunity!
  • Staci: Beca, we're making a separate group chat sans Chloe. Hang on!
  • Chloe: Nooooooooo!xx
  • Beca: Guys you know Chloe gets bad FOMO. Don't make a separate chat! I'll never hear the end of it.
  • ...
  • *Staci added you to the group "ProCHLOsal"*
  • Beca: Guys please stop. Yes I'll be proposing to Chloe AT SOME POINT but it won't be soon. Please don't get her hopes up. And please stop making suggestions!! I know Chloe, and I think I know how she'd want me to propose. So let me do it with less pressure please.
  • *Beca left the group*