Mary J. Blige Joins Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy

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Mary J. Blige Joins Netflix's The Umbrella Academy

Mary J. Blige signs up with Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy

Netflix has actually revealed nine-time Grammy winner and two-time Academy Award candidate Mary J. Blige ( Mudbound) is set to sign up with the cast of the upcoming The Umbrella Academy Blige will handle the function of “Cha-Cha,” a unconventional and callous hitwoman who takes a trip through time to eliminate designated targets. Although she has a couple of gripes about the administration of her companies, this task is her life. She is vicious, sociopathic, and her track record precedes her. Her real love is abuse, and she considers herself as a “pain artist.” She actually does not take care of individuals– other than for her partner Hazel.

She signs up with a cast that consists of Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, and Aidan Gallagher.

Based on the popular, Eisner acclaimed comics and graphic books of the exact same name produced and composed by Gerard Way ( My Chemical Romance), highlighted by Gabriel Bá, and released by Dark Horse Comics, the live-action series follows the separated members of an inefficient household of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy)– Luther (Hopper), Diego (Castañeda), Allison (Raver-Lampman), Vanya (Page), Klaus (Sheehan) and Number Five (Gallagher)– as they interact to fix their dad Reginald Hargreeves’ strange death, while splitting up at the joints due to their divergent characters and capabilities.

The Umbrella Academy is being produced by Universal Cable Productions. Steve Blackman ( Fargo, Altered Carbon) will work as executive manufacturer and showrunner, with extra executive manufacturers Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way will work as co-executive manufacturer.

The 10 episode very first season of The Umbrella Academy is set to premiere in 2018.

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