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Ellen Page joins Netflix series Umbrella Academy

Ellen Page joins Netflix series Umbrella Academy”

According to Deadline, Ellen Page has been tapped to play the lead in The Umbrella Academy, a new series about a dysfunctional family of superheroes based on the the popular graphic novels by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. Due to her lack of abilities, she's insecure about where she fits within the family and searches for her place in the world.

Page will play Vanya, the "black sheep" of the family. This won't be her first time playing a superhero: She notably played Kitty Pryde in both 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Page created, produces and stars in the two-time Emmy-nominated documentary series, Gaycation, which follows Page and her best friend Ian Daniel around the world as they explore LGBTQ cultures.

The Umbrella Academy centers on the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes including The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror and The White Violin. To sweeten the deal, Fargo's Steve Blackman will be serving as executive producer and showrunner, working from a pilot script by Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist). Way's series was originally going to be a film at Universal, but the project never came to fruition. Series creator Gerard Way will also serve as a co-executive producer.

Page is repped by WME, VIE Entertainment, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine.



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