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Gerard Way Has Detailed His Involvement In The Netflix Adaptation Of The Umbrella Academy

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 8 January 2019 at 15.56

The countdown to The Umbrella Academy is on!

In case you've somehow missed the massive news, former-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way's comic book series The Umbrella Academy is being adapted by Netflix into a live-action television series. 

The show is currently in production, with the premiere set for next month. 

Details about Gerard's involvement in the process, beyond the initial announcement that he's co-executive producer on the series. But he's now revealed a little more about his involvement in the process in an interview with Collider.

Gerard shared "What I did for Steve Blackman (the showrunner) and the writers in that first writers room was to create an 18 page document that laid everything out. Even of the graphic novels that haven’t come out yet. Which should equal eight when we’re all done. So I gave them the blueprint for what happens, because you do want to seed certain things in there for future series and the hope is that it’s a success so that you do a lot more of these. They’re very curious what Gabriel and I are doing next. We always send them the new comics. They really want to know what’s happening."

So essentially, he's developed a compehensive guide to the universe that The Umbrella Academy is set in, and all upcoming unreleased story arcs to help craft the narrative of the show. 

Needless to say, it's getting exciting in the lead up to the release of The Umbrella Academy on February 15. Get all the details on the show here.

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