Ellen Page cast in Netflix series The Umbrella Academy

Geek-favourite Ellen Page has been cast in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of the graphic novel series The Umbrella Academy.

The comics were created and written by musician Gerard Way and published by Dark Horse Comics. It follows the outcasts of a superhero family, who must work together to solve their father’s suspicious death. Page will play Vanya, the only one of the group who has no supernatural abilities (she was adopted).

Steve Blackman will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with Way also joining the project as co-executive producer.