The live-action adaptation is based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way.
Ellen Page is joining the Umbrella Academy. The X-Men: Days of Future Past and Juno actress has become the first person cast in Netflix's highly anticipated live-action adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' The Umbrella Academy.
Picked up to series in July and based on the Eisner Award-winning comics, 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.