Elliot Page’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ Character to Come Out as Transgender in Season 3 as Viktor Hargreeves
Elliot Page’s “The Umbrella Academy” character will come out as transgender in Season 3 of the Netflix series, the actor said Tuesday.
Previously the female-presenting Vanya Hargreeves in Seasons 1 and 2, Page’s character will transition in the upcoming third season — which launches June 22 — and from now on be known as Viktor Hargreeves and use he/him/his pronouns.
Page announced the news himself, tweeting a first-look photo at the character Tuesday along with the caption: “Meet Viktor Hargreeves.”
Netflix shared the tweet, adding: “Welcome to the family, Viktor — we’re so happy you’re here.”
Earlier this month, Netflix revealed a teaser for “The Umbrella Academy” Season 3, with Page’s character still being referred to as Vanya at the time.
Per Netflix, after going back in time to 1963 and saving the world at the end of “The Umbrella Academy” Season 2, the new season will pick up where the Hargreeves siblings left off. In an altered timeline, Reginald created the Sparrow Academy, a stylish and smart group of superheroes that mirrors the Umbrella Academy. After a violent confrontation, the two groups must learn to team up and defeat a new entity that threatens to destroy everything. The logline from Netflix asks, “Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?”
See the tweets from Page and Netflix below.
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