Based on comic books created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the Netflix series centers on a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes, who reunite following their father’s mysterious death to counter the threat of an impending apocalypse.
Starting out on the project, Burrell was tasked with bringing each of its characters’ powers to life in post, while supporting its portrait of an idiosyncratic, crumbling world. Then, there was Pogo, a talking chimpanzee character who needed to appear as real on screen as any of the actors with whom he shared scenes. “He’s not a dragon; he’s not a giant alien creature,” Burrell reflects. “He’s this character that lives and breathes inside the academy, along with everybody else.”
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