We’re guessing its fair to assume you’ve all finally crawled out of your binge-watching hubs since the premiere of Gerard Way’s Netflix masterpiece, The Umbrella Academy premiered last week.

Now that you’ve re-entered normal life, here’s a little update on what Way has been spilling to the press about his debut TV-show. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Way noted that the “dysfunctional family” dynamic in the show was in fact inspired by My Chemical Romance.

“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,” said Way.

Fans have already picked up on how ‘Number Five’ strikes serious similarity to Frank Iero – I mean, have you seen that sweeping black fringe and crisp eyeliner? We felt as though we’d been transported into the ‘Helena’ music video once again watching the serious.

“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,” Way further explained.

Now that we know The Umbrella Academy is inspired by MCR, it could be the closest thing we ever get to seeing the gang together again, with Way revealing just last week that he doesn’t think the band will ever reunite. 

This week Way also revealed how the band’s collaboration with Liza Minelli came about, way back before MCR dropped their excellent opus The Black Parade. Although the news has settled in, it’s still hard to believe that it is THE Liza Minelli who features on the monstrous theatrical piece ‘Mama’, the center point of the fantastic album.

Watch: The Umbrella Academy official trailer

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