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Netflix has announced another new series is coming our way. 'The Umbrella Academy' is a live-action series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes, comprising The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Seance, Number Five, The Horror and The White Violin.

This ragtag bunch have to put their differences aside in order to work together to solve their father's mysterious death.

The comics on which the series is based were written by Gerard Way (from My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel Ba. They were published by Dark Horse Comics.

"I am thrilled that 'The Umbrella Academy' has found a home at Netflix," Way said. "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."

Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, added: "What drew us to 'The Umbrella Academy' is that it's wholly unique, visual and stylised. 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."

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