According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kate Walsh (13 Reasons Why, Grey's Anatomy) is set to be joining the star-studded cast of Way's forthcoming TV show adaptation of his comic book series the Umbrella Academy.
Walsh is set to play “the Handler,” who is described as “a composed and confident leader of a mysterious, bureaucratic company who is always ready to manage any situation — though it's best not to get on her bad side. Her charm is her greatest strength and she uses it to her advantage to complete the business of her organization.”
The actress will be joining actress-singer Mary J. Blige, Ellen Page, Tom Hopper (Game Of Thrones), Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan and Aidan Gallagher.
The story follows the family as they “work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.”
Way officially that the announced the project would officially be headed to Netflix, with a reported 10-episode series, back in July. The series is expected to hit the small screen for a 2018 debut.
“I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix,” Way said. “I couldn’t think of a better place for the vision Gabriel Bá and myself had when creating the comic and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live-action show.”
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