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Elliot Page’s The Umbrella Academy character will be trans in the next season

The actor, who came out as trans in 2020 tweeted a screenshot and said: "Meet Viktor Hargreeves".

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Netflix

Elliot Page has revealed that his character in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy will be trans in the show’s upcoming third season.

Posting on Twitter on Tuesday (29 March) Elliot, who came out as trans in 2020, shared a screenshot of his character and said: “Meet Viktor Hargreeves”.

Elliot’s character was initially written as a cisgendered woman, Vanya Hargreeves, in the show’s first two seasons. 

Commenting on Elliot’s tweet, The Umbrella Academy account said: “WE LOVE YOU VIKTOR”, while Netflix replied with: “Welcome to the family, Viktor — we’re so happy you’re here.”

The Umbrella Academy focuses on a group of adopted superheroes and is based on a series of graphic novels. 

An official synopsis for the third season reveals the Umbrella Acadmdey will face off against the Sparrow Academy following a trip back to 1963 in the last series.

The show stars, in addition to Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, and Aidan Gallagher. 

The third season of The Umbrella Academy airs on Netflix on 22 June 2022.

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