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Dark Horse announces ‘The Making of The Umbrella Academy’

The hit Netflix series’ new book peels back the curtain.

Season 2 of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy is sadly not here yet. Heck, we still don’t even have a the release date! But don’t let that get you down, for Dark Horse and Netflix have a little something to hold fans over while they not so patiently wait — The Making of The Umbrella Academy. This isn’t just any ole art book, you’re getting a sleek hardcover with 200+ pages of behind-the-scenes images, commentary from showrunner Steve Blackman, and more.

Full press release available below:


Dark Horse, Netflix, and Universal Content Productions to Release “The Making of The Umbrella Academy” in July 2020

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (January 21, 2020)—Dark Horse, Netflix, and Universal Content Productions present The Making of The Umbrella Academy! Based on the award-winning comics series by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Doom Patrol) and Gabriel Bá (Two Brothers, Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties), The Umbrella Academy on Netflix reached 45 million households in the first four weeks after its release with a second season set for a 2020 release. The Making of The Umbrella Academy is a vividly designed hardcover volume exposing the idiosyncratic wit and dysfunctional dynamism of Netflix’s family of superheroic savants. Whether you’re a diehard alumnus of the comics or a freshman to the Netflix series, this fantastic tome is one that will not want to miss!

Dive into the development and production of the Netflix original series, The Umbrella Academy, with a collection that features hundreds of behind-the-scenes images in The Making of The Umbrella Academy. Discover how Netflix’s live-action adaptation, from showrunner and executive producer Steve Blackman, successfully translated Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s original vision for their comic to the small screen.

The Making of The Umbrella Academy goes on sale July 7, 2020, and is available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. This 200-page tome retails for $39.99.

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Netflix’s television adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s hit comic book series The Umbrella Academy was renewed for a second reason in April of 2019.

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