Just like HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, it won’t take long until Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy‘ catches up to the source material. Thankfully, creators Gerard Way & Gabriel Bá did the same thing that George R.R. Martin did and helped the showrunners plan for the future. While the series will likely stray a bit from how things end up in the graphic novels, the showrunner has an overview of where the comics will be heading.
According to Way:
“What I did for Steve Blackman (the showrunner) and the writers in that first writer’s room was to create an eighteen-page document that laid everything out. Even of the graphic novels that haven’t come out yet. Which should equal eight when we’re all done. So I gave them the blueprint for what happens because you do want to seed certain things in there for future series and the hope is that it’s a success so that you do a lot more of these. They’re very curious what Gabriel and I are doing next. We always send them the new comics. They really want to know what’s happening.”
If you’re a fan of the comics and can’t wait for Way and Bá to finish the, what sounds to be 8 graphic novel series, all you need to do is break into Steve Blackman‘s computer. I’m sure that won’t be an issue!
On a serious note, it is excellent for fans of both to know that the live-action series will likely be inspired by what is to come and be able to plan for it by being able to “seed certain things” for the future in the second season and beyond!.
Are you glad that we’ll be seeing ‘Umbrella Academy’ be able to stick to the story that Way and Bá have while being able to give hints for future seasons? Share your thoughts in the comments below!