Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, which was just renewed for Season 3, focuses on the Hargreeves family: Vanya, Luther, Diego, Klaus, Allison, Five, and Ben Hargreeves, adopted and raised by billionaire Reginald Hargreeves.
It is reportedly claimed that The Umbrella Academy’s Vanya will continue to be portrayed as a female on the series, with transgender Elliot Page playing the role. Netflix is also in the process of upgrading its system from Ellen to Elliot Page.
Several LGBT + community support organizations emerged in support of this new actor from The Umbrella Academy, as well as GLAAD’s director of transgender media, Nick Adams, who showed his full support by stating that Elliot is as capable as others to play important roles.
Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy ended with the Hargreeves returning to the present, only to find that the world has changed once again and The Umbrella Academy is no more.
It has now been replaced by the Sparrow Academy, run by a seemingly resurrected Ben Hargreeves, based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s comic book series of the same name, The Umbrella Academy.
The Umbrella Academy stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min, with Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, Marin Ireland, Jordan Claire Robbins, Kate Walsh, and Colm Feore.