The Umbrella Academy could be headed to the small screen, courtesy of a new entertainment deal between cable and comic-book powers.
Universal Cable Productions, known for such shows as Syfy’s 12 Monkeys and Dominion and USA Network’s Royal Pains and Mr. Robot, today announced a first-look deal with comic-book publisher Dark Horse Entertainment (The Mask, Hellboy). The companies plan to develop and produce scripted shows based on titles from Dark Horse’s comic-book library, as well as new material.
The Umbrella Academy, created by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way, is one of four projects in development under the deal. Others include: Harrow County, Back Up and Concrete.