Elliot Page just released a pic from the set of The Umbrella Academy where filming is getting underway for season three of the popular Netflix series. The picture shows the back Page’s chair with a closeup of the series’ logo with the number 3 on the famed umbrella.
“Omg we’re back again,” Page wrote, including an umbrella emoji for good measure.
The Umbrella Academy is based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Gerard Way and tells the story of a dysfunctional family of adopted siblings with various superpowers who battle against a global apocalypse. Page plays the role of Vanya, a cisgender woman with telekinetic powers who can harness the energy and power of sound with devastating effect. The first season premiered in 2019 on the streamer.
According to Variety, there are no changes planned to the gender of Vanya.
“Trans actors can and do play both trans and cisgender characters,” Nick Adams, director of transgender media at GLAAD, told Variety last year. “I’m sure Elliot will continue to be brilliant in Umbrella Academy and many different types of roles in the future.”
Page came out as trans last year in a moving social media last year. The move stunned many fans and followers, but was also met with an outpouring of support.
“Hi friends,” he wrote at the time. “I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot.”
The star who rose to prominence with the 2017 indie hit Juno took to social media a short time later to thank his fans for their support. Page also thrilled his followers when he shared the first selfie since coming out.
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you,” Page wrote in a brief message with the selfie. “Your love and support has been the greatest gift.”
Sadly, not long after coming out Page announced they had filed for divorce from his wife, Emma Portner. She has remained one of Page’s biggest supporters, but the pair decided it was best to part.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer,” the pair said in a joint statement just before Christmas last year. “We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends.”
Seasons one and two of The Umbrella Academy are streaming now on Netflix, although there was no word on the arrival date of season three.