It looks like Netflix’s live-action The Umbrella Academy series based on Gerard Way‘s graphic novels has just found one of its leads.
Ellen Page has been tapped to play Vanya, the strange one in the not-so-normal Hargreeves family. Vanya is the only one of the adopted children to not have any special powers or abilities, and is written in the graphic novels as a “meek and insecure wallflower” type. Vanya originally showcases no particular powers, other than an interest in music. The character is known to have written a book detailing her life with the Academy and her decision to leave within the series.
Page is no stranger to the superpower world, having played Kitty Pryde in the X-Men films.
The original Umbrella Academy series was illustrated by Gabriel Bá and written by Gerard Way. The Netflix series will begin with a pilot written by Jeremy Slater (FOX’s The Exorcist). Way will serve as an executive producer on the series.
The series is currently on course for a 2018 premiere on Netflix.
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