Mary J Blige To Star In New Netflix Show Written By My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way - Noise11.com
Mary J Blige plays Hamer Hall on Wednesday 12 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Mary J Blige. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Mary J Blige To Star In New Netflix Show Written By My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on February 13, 2018

in News

Mary J. Blige is currently nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Mudbound along with a second nomination for Best Song.

Blige, who has been acting since 1998, is ready to spend even more time before the cameras with a role in the upcoming Netflix comedy Umbrella Academy. The show is based on a comic series that was created by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way for Dark Horse comics.

The show is about a family of superheroes including the Monocle, Spaceboy, the Kraken, the Rumor, the Séance, Number Five, the Horror and the White Violin. Blige will play Cha-Cha, a time-traveling hit woman.

The series will also star Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Ellen Page with additional roles still to be cast.

Among Blige’s films are I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Rock of Ages, Black Nativity and Mudbound. Her TV credits include The Jamie Foxx Show, Strong Medicine, Empire and Black-ish.

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