Mary J. Blige and My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way are working on a Netflix show

A series based on Way’s comic book The Umbrella Academy is in the works, and Blige is starring.

February 12, 2018
Mary J. Blige and My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way are working on a Netflix show (L) Mary J. Blige attends the Casa Reale Fine Jewelry Launch at The Box. June 17, 2015. (R) My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way performs. October 7, 2011. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)   Left photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Casa Reale, Right

Netflix is currently producing an adaptation of My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way's comic book series The Umbrella Academy. The 10-episode live-action show, debuting in 2018, will star Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, and Emmy Raver-Lampman. Today, Pitchfork reported Mary J. Blige will join the show's cast.

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The Umbrella Academy's plot revolves around a family of five mutants who try to solve the mystery of their father's death. Blige is set to play a hitwoman named Cha-Cha, a “ruthless and unorthodox hitwoman who travels through time to kill assigned targets,” according to a press release. Gerard Way will serve as the show's co-executive producer.

Mary J. Blige is nominated for two Academy Awards at the 2018 Oscars: Best Supported Actress for her role in Mudbound, and Best Original Song for "Mighty River," also from Mudbound.

Mary J. Blige and My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way are working on a Netflix show