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Ellen Page to star in Netflix series based on comic

12 November 2017

Together, they work to solve their father's mysterious death while coming apart at the seams because of their divergent personalities and abilities.

Page will play Vanya, the black sheep of the family and the only member of the Umbrella Academy that has no superpowers. He started creating "The Umbrella Academy" during downtime on the band's tours.

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. Vanya, of course, is the only one of Reginald Hargreeves' adopted children without any supernatural abilities; she's said to be a "meek and insecure wallflower" who is attempting to find her place in the world. 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).

The series - which was announced back in July - will comprise 10 episodes and is expected to air in 2018.

Actor Ellen Page is set to star in the upcoming Netflix series titled "Umbrella Academy".

The visual spectacle of the Umbrella Academy as a unit - including a character with a gorilla body, no less - already provides a certain grotesque intrigue to the show.

In 2007, Page burst onto the scene with her starring role in the film Juno, earning Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. She also co-hosts and executive produces the documentary series Gaycation for Viceland. She previously played Kitty Pryde in 20th Century Fox's X-Men films.

Ellen Page to star in Netflix series based on comic