Mary J. Blige has made a spellbinding transition into Hollywood. After her breakout role in 2017’s Mudbound, the R&B legend has been busy fielding offers and reviewing scripts. Her latest production will see her returning to Netflix in their original series ‘The Umbrella Academy.’
Blige will play an evil, time-traveling assassin named Cha-Cha in the adaptation of Gerard Way’s graphic comic-book series. The show is said to follow a dysfunctional family of superheroes who come together to solve the mystery of their father’s death, the threat of the apocalypse and more.
“I’ve never played anything close to this,” Blige said at New York Comic Con last Friday (Oct. 5). “I’ve always wanted to be the superhero or the supervillain or an assassin. I wanted to learn how to shoot a gun and how to do martial arts. It was perfect. I picked up some skills.”
The Umbrella Academy will premiere on Netflix on February 15, 2019.