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Frank Iero Congratulates Gerard Way on the Release of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

Frank Iero has expressed his support for Gerard Way’s new Netflix show, The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic books created by Way and Gabriel Bá.

The ten-episode series premiered on Netflix on February 15th and has been met with positive response from viewers. After the show hit Netflix, fans tweeted if Iero had seen the series by his My Chemical Romance bandmate, and he said that he was “sooo excited” to binge-watch it soon.

Now, it seems like he might have watched it as he congratulated Way for his work on the series. In a post directed to Way and comedian Greg Stone on his album, he wrote, “So proud of both these guys making their dreams and their visions become a reality.”

He continued, “I love both of these guys and both of their projects so much, and I feel honored to have witnessed the spark that became something so amazing.”

After he made the post, he also responded to The Umbrella Academy Twitter account about fans wanting to name a character in the show after him. Five, played by Aidan Gallagher, is a fifty-plus-year-old man living in a teenager’s body. He has become a favorite among viewers and since he goes by no other name than “Five,” fans wanted to name him “Frank.”

Iero said he’s on board with it!

The series has reunited the members of My Chemical Romance in more ways than one. Ray Toro, who played guitar in the group, collaborated with Gerard Way for the series’ soundtrack. They released covers of “Hazy Shade of Winter” and “Happy Together.”

The Umbrella Academy is streaming on Netflix now. You can watch the trailer below.

Have you seen the series yet? Tweet us at @CelebMix to let us know.

Written by Michele Mendez

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