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We’ve just learned that Mary J Blige will be joining the cast of Netflix’s Umbrella Academy as Cha Cha!

Since filming for the pilot has just ended according to Ellen Page’s Instagram story yesterday, we can only assume that this means the show will progress faster than the comics, which may leave more room for new content that we have yet to see in the series. (Yes, ever since we heard the news we’ve been busy making these speculations!)

As told in the release from Variety magazine:

Blige will play Cha-Cha, a ruthless and unorthodox hitwoman who travels through time to kill assigned targets. Even though she has a few gripes about the bureaucracy of her employers, this job is her life. She is sadistic, sociopathic, and her reputation precedes her. The role will mark Blige’s first regular foray into series television, having previously appeared in guest roles on numerous shows.

We’re super excited and can’t wait to see what she does with the role! What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!

For additional information on Umbrella Academy check out the pages below:

Cast – For a full list of all cast that has been announced so far

Umbrella Academy News – For all the latest information and what we’ve learned thus far!

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