‘The Umbrella Academy,’ which is based on a popular comic book series, has been a big hit for Netflix. Season 2 of the show aired in July 2020, and fans have been patiently waiting for more ever since.
In December of 2020, Actor Elliot Page came out as transgender. At the time that he came out, it was confirmed that Page would continue to star in the show. However, there were no plans to change the character’s gender identity at that time. It has now been announced that Page’s character will also come out as transgender in season 3 of the show.
In a March 29th Twitter post, Page stated “Meet Viktor Hargreeves,” confirming the character’s new name. It was also confirmed that the transition will take place as a part of Viktor’s official character arc, which is an important distinction for a show that deals with time travel, apocalypses, and multiverses.
Netflix retweeted Page’s message, adding “Welcome to the family, Viktor, we’re so happy you’re here.”
Page will be releasing a memoir in 2023 that will explore his relationships with gender, Hollywood, and more.
The announcement has led to an outpouring of support from fans, many of which are excited for the representation that this decision will create.
‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 will begin streaming on Netflix on June 22, 2022.
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