Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Ellen Page will also star in the straight-to-series drama based on Way's Eisner Award-winning title (via The Hollywood Reporter). Even her employers have her ire, due to their reliance on bureaucracy. It'll be an interesting role for Blige, who, after the critical-acclaim she received for her last role, certainly can make a real go of it in behind the screen.
The Umbrella Academy is being produced by Universal Cable Productions. The character is a socio-path who travels within different time periods to kill her main targets, and she's known to be a killer without any type of remorse.
The Umbrella Academy comics debuted in 2007 with the first miniseries, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse, which serves as the inspiration for the first season of the television series.
The series was originally created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, and he will also executive produce the forthcoming series. Umbrella Academy follows members of the dysfunctional Hargreeves family of outcast superheroes: the Monocle, Spaceboy, the Kraken, the Rumor, the Séance, Number Five, the Horror and the White Violin. Steve Blackman will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. There's no premiere date as of yet.