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Mary J. Blige to play time-travelling murderer in Netflix show formed on Gerard Way comic

Mary J. Blige to play time-travelling murderer in Netflix show formed on Gerard Way comic
Singer Mary J. Blige is joining a new Netflix show (Picture: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty)

Mary J. Blige has been expel in new Netflix show Umbrellla Academy, formed on the comic by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.

The 47-year-old thespian and actress, who was recently nominated for two Academy Awards for Netflix crack Mudbound, is set to take her behaving talents to a TV series.

So what is Umbrella Academy? The Eisner Award-winning comic follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes: the Monocle, Spaceboy, the Kraken, the Rumor, the Séance, Number Five, the Horror and the White Violin.

Mary J. Blige to play time-travelling murderer in Netflix show formed on Gerard Way comic
Gerard Way penned the comic Umbrella Academy (Picture: Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns around Getty Images)

The group work together to solve their father’s puzzling death, all while undergoing poignant bumps in the highway due to their celebrity clashes.

Blige will be holding on the role of Cha-Cha, an unusual hit-woman who utilises time-travel to kill her targets.

She’s a flattering infamous murderer too, describing herself as a ‘pain artist’ who has a poignant passion for torture.

Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Ellen Page also star in the series.

Steve Blackman, who helped furnish shows like Fargo, Legion and Altered Carbon, is on house as showrunner and executive producer, with Gerard Way also behaving as a producer.

It all sounds enormously promising, with this latest casting proclamation certain to attract courtesy from outward the superhero realm’s common sphere.

Umbrella Academy is nonetheless to accept a premiere date.

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