Ellen Page is set to star in Netflix’s upcoming superhero series The Umbrella Academy.
Page is the first to be cast for the adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics novel written by Gerard Way.
The Umbrella Academy follows the story of a dysfunctional family of superheroes. Its estranged members — Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror and The White Violin — will be forced to team up to solve the mystery of their adoptive father’s (Monocle) mysterious death. However, with their clashing personalities and divergent abilities, a teamwork would be a miracle.
The original comic series was critically acclaimed for it’s unique take on superheroes, one that does not showcase them as selfless saints.
According to Variety, Page will play the role of Vanya, the only one of Reginald Hargreeves’ adopted children who has no supernatural abilities. Meek and insecure, the family’s black sheep struggles to find her place in the world.
The 10-episode drama will premiere in 2018, with the pilot script adapted by Jeremy Slater.