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‘The Umbrella Academy’ Is Getting A Prequel Spinoff Starring Klaus

‘The Umbrella Academy’ Is Getting A Prequel Spinoff Starring Klaus

Fans of The Umbrella Academy, mark your calendars, because a brand new comic spin-off is officially in the works.

Yep, landing in June, the new comic mini-series will centre around Klaus Hargreeves, and follow his life as he's kicked out of the academy aged 18.

The comic series, entitled You Look Like Death, will take place a decade before Apocalypse Suite, and will show Gerard Way working alongside Shaun Simon again for the first time since 2013.

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The spin-off comes just before the second season of the hit show (Credit: Netflix)
The spin-off comes just before the second season of the hit show (Credit: Netflix)

"For a long time, I had wanted to tell the story of Klaus Hargreeves' life after the Umbrella Academy disbanded and before the events of Apocalypse Suite," My Chemical Romance star Way said.

"I imagined a pretty wild decade for Klaus - full of ups and downs, seedy places, supernatural excursions and internal battles".

He added: "I am thrilled to finally be able to tell this story with my co-writer Shaun Simon, who sees the world of the UA as clearly as I do.

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"Also thrilled to work with such an amazing art and lettering team in I.N.J. Culbard and Nate Piekos."

Klaus will be the star of the spin-off (Credit: Netflix)
Klaus will be the star of the spin-off (Credit: Netflix)

The comic book amassed a whole new bunch of fans when it was adapted for Netflix in February.

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The superhero series follows the dysfunctional Hargreeves family facing an impending apocalypse, but who is also trying to uncover the mystery surrounding their adopted father's death.

But what with facing the end of the world and battling with each other's personalities, they struggle to get it together.

The comic spinoff comes as The Umbrella Academy season 2 is also expected to come out on Netflix later this year.

While there is no release date yet, the cast have finished filming, so here's hoping it shouldn't be too long a wait!

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Joanna Freedman

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