Netflix and Elliot Page have revealed that his character in Umbrella Academy will come out as trans in season 3 and his name will be Viktor Hargreeves.
Streaming behemoth Netflix haven’t exactly had the best reputation when it comes to trans rights of late so you can understand them going all out to promote trans actor Elliot Page‘s return to the Umbrella Academy world and, in a very art-imitating-life moment, his character will also be trans.
Retweeting Page’s announcement, the streaming service wrote: “Welcome to the family, Viktor – we’re so happy you’re here.”
The synopsis for S3 reads:
“After putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them.
“Enter the Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns. Navigating challenges, losses, and surprises of their own – and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the universe (something they may have caused).
“Now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong. Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?”
It’s been a big week for Elliot who also had an onstage Juno revival (below) at the Oscars with Jennifer Garner and J.K. Simmons looking very dapper indeed.
The long-awaited third season of Umbrella Academy lands on June 22. Teasers below!
JUNO reunion 15 years later… pic.twitter.com/y1oaFSJiqq— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) March 28, 2022
Welcome to the family, Viktor — we’re so happy you’re here ❤️ https://t.co/hQwD4Vvlkd— Netflix (@netflix) March 29, 2022