Gerard Way’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ cast first lead role for Netflix series

November 10, 2017
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Fans of Gerard Way's Umbrella Academy, it’s time to get excited: It’s been reported that Ellen Page has been cast as one of the leads for the live-action series based on Way’s graphic novels.

Read more: It’s official: Gerard Way’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ is coming to Netflix

According to Deadline, Page will play Vanya, the black sheep of her dysfunctional family of superheroes, known as the Umbrella Academy. 

The rest of the cast has yet to be announced, but Steve Blackman will take the executive producer role, with Jeremy Slater writing the pilot script. Way is set to serve as co-executive producer, Deadline explains.

Way announced back in July that the series would officially be headed to Netflix, with a reported 10-episode series slated for a 2018 debut.

“I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix,” Way said. “I couldn’t think of a better place for the vision Gabriel Bá and myself had when creating the comic and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live-action show.”

How excited are you for the Umbrella Academy to come to Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by Maggie Dickman