Elliot Page left fans of The Umbrella Academy experience a key development in the upcoming third season of the Netflix show: her character will come out as transgender.
Page, who uses the pronouns he and they, announced the news of his Umbrella Academy character on social media this week, posting a photo and inviting fans to “Meet Viktor Hargreeves” – a reference to the upcoming story that fans will see unfold when Season 3 releases this summer.
Netflix re-tweeted the news, writing a warm welcome to Viktor, saying “we’re so glad you’re here.”
The Umbrella Academy was adapted into a television series from a comic strip written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. This last launched a new season in 2020.
The Halifax-born page was part of the cast of The Umbrella Academy since the show’s first season.
The actor is also working on a memoir which is due out next year.