Ellen Page To Star In The Umbrella Academy For Netflix

Posted by November 9, 2017 Comment

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 at Comic-Con International
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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.

(Last Updated November 10, 2017 5:51 pm )