Elliot Page Discusses “Incredible” Support from ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Boss During Transition

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Elliot Page recalls calling The Umbrella Academy creator about his upcoming surgery.

When Elliot Page, the star of Netflix’s hit series The Umbrella Academy, came out as transgender after the show’s second season, the response he received was nothing short of spectacular. The show’s showrunner, Steve Blackman, was among the first to know, and his reaction set a benchmark for support and acceptance.

Unveiling a New Chapter on Screen

Anticipation mounts for The Umbrella Academy‘s final season this August on Netflix, as Page hints at what’s to come.

Since joining the series in 2019, Page’s personal journey has seamlessly blended with his career, highlighted at the TIME100 Summit. Being named one of Time Magazine’s TIME100 People of the Year, Page shared how Blackman wasn’t just supportive; he was instrumental in integrating Page’s transition into the storyline.

“I was supposed to go back to shoot the third season and wanted to ideally get surgery before. I called him nervously and he was incredible,” Page revealed. Blackman’s enthusiasm wasn’t just about keeping the show on track but ensuring that Page’s personal journey was reflected in his character’s evolution. Thus, Vanya Hargreeves transitioned into Viktor Hargreeves, a change introduced with a simple yet powerful photo on set captioned: “Meet Viktor Hargreeves.”


Netflix and the Cast Rally Around Viktor

Netflix and the show’s cast quickly embraced Viktor, signaling a new era of inclusivity and representation on the screen. The platform’s response? “Welcome to the family, Viktor — we’re so happy you’re here.” 

The Power of Visibility

In December 2020, Page took to Instagram to share his transition with the world, stating, “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.” This announcement was more than a personal revelation; it was a powerful statement on visibility and the importance of authenticity.

Looking Forward to the Final Season


As The Umbrella Academy concludes, Page’s real-life journey promises thrilling adventures and deep identity exploration.

The final season of The Umbrella Academy will hit Netflix on August 8.

Elliot Page Discusses “Incredible” Support from ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Boss During Transition
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