The Umbrella Academy Cast Update: Elliot Page Will Continue to Play As Vanya!

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 landed on Netflix earlier this year. The American superhero streaming television series has garnered a huge fan following all around the world. The series has just revealed that they are not planning to replace Elliot Page as Vanya Hargreeves anytime soon.

According to the sources, non-binary, transgender Elliot Page will continue to portray Vanya in the series. GLAAD Director of Transgender Media Nick Adams said, “Trans actors can and do play both trans and cisgender characters.” He further extended his confidence in Elliot and said that he will continue to be brilliant in Umbrella Academy. Additionally, he wished Elliot luck for all the roles in the future.

Elliot Page
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The Umbrella Academy: More About Elliot Page

On December 1, 2020, Elliot Page officially announced that he is transgender on Twitter. Watch the official tweet below!

Many actors, known personalities, and people from the Hollywood fraternity extended their congratulations. Elliot wrote: “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.”

Additionally, Netflix is in the process of updating metadata across the platform. The streaming giant will now credit the roles to Elliot Page instead of Ellen Page.

What’s The Series All About?

The series is set in a Universe where 43 women around the world give birth simultaneously on October 1, 1989. These women gave birth even though they were not pregnant and went directly into labor. Sir Reginald Hargreeves, an eccentric billionaire, adopted seven of these children. He assembled the children made a superhero team that he calls “The Umbrella Academy.”

Hargreeves gave numbers and not names to the children. However, their robot mother, Grace gave them their names: Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Five, Ben, and Vanya. Vanya was not allowed to participate in her siblings’ activities as she had no powers of her own.

The Umbrella Academy Season 1
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The estranged siblings come together once again at Reginald’s funeral. Five also returns from the future and warns that a global apocalypse is coming. The siblings, on the other hand, discover mysterious about their dysfunctional family. Additionally, they have a tough time getting along because of their divergent personalities and abilities.

The second season takes place right after the first one. The team failed to stop the apocalypse and so is forced to travel back in time to make things right. However, the time travel goes haywire and the team lands in 1960s Dallas.

The Umbrella Academy Season 2
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Five ends up on November 25, 1963, in the middle of nuclear doomsday. Five soon discovers that a new apocalypse is underway and he only has ten days to prevent it. Five must find and reunite his siblings without getting killed by a trio of Swedish assassins.

Netflix has already renewed the series for a third season and fans are very excited about it. We will bring more details very soon. Until then, stay tuned and keep reading for all the latest updates!


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