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Elliot Page's 'Umbrella Academy' character will come out as transgender

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Elliot Page's 'Umbrella Academy' character will come out as transgender
Elliot Page's character Vanya will come out as a transgender man named Viktor in Season 3 of "The Umbrella Academy." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

March 30 (UPI) -- Elliot Page's character Vanya Hargreeves will come out as transgender in Season 3 of Netflix's superhero series, The Umbrella Academy.

"Meet Viktor Hargreeves," Page captioned a photo of the character sitting at a restaurant counter.

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The post has already gotten more than 500,000 "likes" since it was posted Tuesday on Instagram.

Netflix shared the message on Twitter, adding: "Welcome to the family, Viktor - we're so happy you're here."

Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Vanya, whose superpower is connected to the force of sound, was portrayed as a cisgender woman in the show's first two seasons, but will have transitioned to a man named Viktor for Season 3, which kicks off June 22.

Variety said Viktor will use he/him/his pronouns.

Page came out as transgender in December 2020.

The Umbrella Academy also stars Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan and Aidan Gallagher.

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