Ellen Page To Star In Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' Television Series

Netflix's upcoming adaptation of The Umbrella Academy has just found its first star.

Ellen Page (X-Men, Juno, Inception) will reportedly star in the live-action series, according to Deadline.

The series, based on the graphic novels from Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba, follow the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes. The six family members - Luther, Diego, Allison, Vanya, Klaus and Number Five – must work together to solve their father's mysterious death, while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

Page will play Vanya, who is described as "the black sheep of her dysfunctional family." A "meek and insecure wallflower" who is struggling to find her place in the world, Vanya is the only one of the adopted children without superhero abilities.

A live-action adaptation of The Umbrella Academy was first rumored back in July, and confirmed by Netflix soon after. No other casting has been announced at this time.


Netflix's The Umbrella Academy is set to premiere sometime in 2018.

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