Umbrella Academy Characters Were Inspired By MCR Members

By now we all know that Netflix series Umbrella Academy is the product of My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, right? But did you also know that the inspiration for the show came from other MCR members?

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Way says that his bandmates AND other people he met out on the road shaped what became the characters in the comic book that was turned into a series.

“Being in a band is like being in a dysfunctional family and all these personalities are really distinct and really big, not just the people in your band, but the people you meet on the road or the crew that you work with and all this stuff. A band especially is a dysfunctional family, so there’s little bits of me in all the characters, there’s bits of some of the guys in some of those characters and the different roles that we would play in the band and how those roles would change sometimes.”

Very cool! Have you noticed any similarities in the characters to some of the band??

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