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Based on the Eisner award-winning comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy follows an estranged group of gifted siblings who have to come together to solve a mystery surrounding their adoptive father’s recent death. Ahead of the ten-episode first season hitting Netflix this Friday, we sat down with the cast and creators to talk about the show. Today, we chat with Gerard Way and showrunner Steve Blackman about how the show came to be.

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