Following the success of The Umbrella Academy, Dark Horse has signed a first look deal with Netflix to develop movies and TV shows.
Despite losing the Marvel TV shows, Netflix is starting to collect the rights of other popular comic book IPs. Netflix has already obtained the rights to Millarworld and have now signed a first look deal with Dark Horse to develop more shows and movies based on the their comic book properties. Netflix recently launched two Dark Horse properties on the streming service with The Umbrella Academy and Polar. Dark Horse Entertainment founder Mike Richardson shared his enthusiasm in a press release about the new partnership with Netflix:
“We are very excited about this new arrangement with the talented people at Netflix. We have strong creative relationships as well as a large content library to work with and, as we have seen with our recent projects, Netflix is the perfect partner to bring our stories to fans around the world.”
Dark Horse Senior Vice President Keith Goldberg went on to say:
“With The Umbrella Academy and Polar, Netflix has pushed our content out into the world and allowed it to spread in a way that we’ve never experienced before, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring a whole new slate of movies and shows to their world-wide audience.”
Netflix Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland added:
“Following the success of The Umbrella Academy, we’re excited to extend our relationship with Dark Horse Comics. The Netflix teams are already working in deep collaboration with Dark Horse to identify projects beyond the world of traditional superheroes — branching into horror, fantasy and family entertainment — that we think our members will love.”
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On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
The Umbrella Academy stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, and John Magaro.
The Umbrella Academy Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.
Source: Dark Horse