The Umbrella Academy Gets Ellen Page to Star based on the Comic by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá
Deadline is reporting that Ellen Page will be one of the leads for The Umbrella Academy, a live-action series based on the comic series by Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The show is set to premiere in 2018 on Netflix and is from Universal Cable Productions.
The comic series was published in 2007 and ran until 2013. Rumors of a new run have persisted over the years. Luther, Diego, Allison, Vanya, Klaus and Number Five are a dysfunctional family of superheroes who attempt to solve the death of their father. The series takes place in an alternate history where John F. Kennedy was never assassinated, and primarily set in 1977.
Page will play Vanya, aka The White Violin, is the black sheep of the family and has no apparent special abilities.
This isn’t the first time Page has been involved in a live action comic adaptation. She played Kitty Pryde most recently in X-Men: Days of Future Past as well as X-Men: the Last Stand both based on the Marvel property, the X-Men.