Showrunner of The Umbrella Academy, Steve Blackman said that the potential of spin-offs for the show’s characters on Netflix could possibly happen in the future.
The Umbrella Academy is based on the fantasy-thriller comic book series written by Gerard Way. The main plots tell about the Hargreeves family amid the backdrop of an oncoming apocalypse.
Blackman, spilling hints the interview with Digital Spy, that Klaus, Ben, or Diego Hargreeves (played by Robert Sheehan, Justin H. Min, and David Castañeda, respectively) could make for intriguing characters to pull a separate badass new show.
“I think Klaus and Ben, or Klaus and Diego – any of those, to me, would be wonderful spin-offs,” Blackman shared.
“I think you could do a limited series with them for four or six episodes, and it would be great. I think even Robert could do his own little thing about Klaus.”
Blackman said that the cast and crew “would all be up for it … because we all love working together.”
He also added: “Look, you never want to overdo something. But if there’s an appetite for it, I mean … we really get along well.”
“None of us are from Toronto, where we shoot, so we’re all away from our real families, so we’re the family they get when they’re there. It’s a nice group of people.”
Besides Blackman, Tom Hopper and Sheehan also joined in the chat. Sheehan even said that his Klaus character, who is loved by fans because of interesting development and unique personalities, could totally take the full spotlight for spin-off show.
“It’s a great source of creativity … and to get to do more of that?” he said. “Absolute-bots. Me and Mr. Hopper have unfinished business on screen. I think we have more to do, definitely, in Umbrella or a spin-off.”
The actor said that he’s “loved this whole experience” of being a part of the show, after The Umbrella Academy debuted last year on Netflix.
“Getting to play Klaus, it doesn’t feel like coming to work, really,’ he said. ‘It’s really fun, and it’s about accessing that sort of trickster god energy. It’s quite a natural innocence.”
Hopper added, “I love the dynamic between Klaus and Luther as well, because Luther is so by the book, and Klaus is the absolute opposite. So I feel that there’s stuff to be experimented with there, much further.”