Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Oscar nominated actress Mary J. Blige isn’t wasting anytime with her new found acting career. The multi-Grammy winning singer will star as assassin in a new series for Netflix titled, The Umbrella Academy.
According to S&A, The Umbrella Academy is an adaptation of Gerard Way‘s comics and follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) – Luther, Diego, Allison, Vanya, Klaus and Number Five – as they work together to solve their father Reginald Hardgraves’ mysterious death. However, the group begins to unravel due to their divergent personalities and abilities.
Blige character is described as follows: Cha-Cha is a ruthless and unorthodox hitwoman who travels through time to kill assigned targets. Even though she has a few gripes about the bureaucracy of her employers, this job is her life.
She is sadistic, sociopathic, and her reputation precedes her. Her true love is torture, and she thinks of herself as a “pain artist.” She really doesn’t care for people—except for her partner Hazel.
Rounding out the cast is Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Ellen Page.
This is Blige’s second project with Netflix. She most recently appeared in Dee Rees‘ Mudbound, for which she received her Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
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