Published: Thu, February 15, 2018

Blige signs on to Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy"

Blige signs on to Netflix's

This marks Blige's first big television role; she's had guest spots on The Wiz Live!, Empire, and Black-ish.

The show is an adaptation of Gerard Way's comic series of the same name, and will follow a family of superheroes as they try to uncover the mystery surrounding their adoptive father's death.

Singer turned Oscar-nominated actress Mary J. Blige's next role may come as a surprise to Mudbound viewers.

No word as of yet on when The Umbrella Academy will air. Unfortunately, the more people there are in a group, the more heads there are to butt and opinions there are to clash.

Blige will play Cha-Cha, a time-traveling hit woman.


"Even though [Cha-Cha] has a few gripes about the bureaucracy of her employers, this job is her life". The stone-cold killer only cares for partner Hazel, who has yet to be cast.

The 10-episode series is set to launch on Netflix later this year.

Blige is nominated for an Academy Awards this year for her work on the film Mudbound.

Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Ellen Page star in the straight-to-series drama based on the Eisner Award-winning comics.

The Umbrella Academy is executive produced by Steve Blackman, who will serve as showrunner, as well as Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Umbrella Academy creator Way (of the rock band My Chemical Romance) will co-exec produce the UCP production. Following that up with The Umbrella Academy veers her off in such a different direction, and it's fascinating to keep track of her career.

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