Ellen Page fans, rejoice! The X-Men actress will be playing another superhero in an upcoming Netflix series.
Back in July, we learned that former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way will be adapting his popular graphic novel, The Umbrella Academy, into a live-action Netflix show.
The series, like the comics, will follow the lives of five adoptive siblings with superpowers as they attempt to find out who killed their father.
Page will be playing Vanya, the only sibling who lacks a power. However, Vanya is an incredibly gifted violinist, and this will be an important part of the story.
According to Nylon, ‘Vanya is a wallflower who has a hard time understanding her place in the family since everyone has abilities that she lacks. But it’s also canon that the rest of Vanya’s siblings do not deal well with their powers, so maybe not having a superpower is a power in itself.’
Steve Blackman is the executive producer of the series, with Gerard Way serving as co-executive producer. The script was written by Jeremy Slater.
The 10-episode series is to be released sometime in 2018.
Fans are more than excited about the news:
not to sound like a gay emo but i’m literally about to cry @ this news https://t.co/Et7HJgRREw
— as it turns out, everyone is awful (@ac_simp) November 11, 2017
Ellen Page is set to play the role of Vanya in the Umbrella Academy TV Show! We can’t think of a better fit! (This article also lists G as co-executive producer!) https://t.co/qPiyJQQoLZ
— TUATVShow (@TUATVShow) November 10, 2017
Reading that article about Ellen page playing Vanya in the Umbrella Academy and it’s like “Vanya is the only one of the adopted children without superhero abilities.” Okay Ellen Page is going to be the White Violin, BIIIIITCH.
— wendy🍊🌸 (@pityflowerss) November 11, 2017
ELLEN PAGE IS PLAYING VANYA IN UMBRELLA ACADEMY IM ACTUALLY SHEDDING TEARS,
— Lyn (@spooky_lyn) November 10, 2017
The umbrella academy coming to Netflix with Ellen Page !!!! #omgyes ❤
— HELL BABY (@Zuui_Grind) November 11, 2017
*fangirling intensifies* I can’t even imagine proper words to describe how awesome all of this is <3 Ellen Page in a Netflix adaption of Gerard Ways graphic novel “the umbrella academy”… with Gerard Way as a producer! https://t.co/SjxltL3lJT
— Wolki @ #NaNoWriMo (@septemberflakes) November 10, 2017