the character of The Umbrella Academy formerly known as Vanya Hargreeves, and played by Elliot Page, will have a big change in the third season of the series. As officially announced by the actor on his official Twitter account, Viktor Hargreeves will be the new name under which his character will be presented from the new episodes.
Variety also made it known that the character will see a gender change in the season 3 from The Umbrella Academy. While in the first two installments she was a cisgender woman, Elliot’s character will become known as Viktor and will respond to masculine pronouns.
For its part, Page lets us see a photo of Viktor in his tweet. Here, he presents it to us with the words “Meet Viktor Hargreeves”. In turn, the official account of Netflix quoted the message adding, “Welcome to the family, Viktor. We’re so happy to have you here.”
After Elliot Page’s official release as a trans man, many viewers of the show they wondered what would happen to his character. During these dates, Netflix has confirmed that there are no plans to change the gender of the character from The Umbrella Academy; Additionally, they commented that Elliot himself would continue behind the role. Now, however, we have a definitive answer from the actor and from the platform.
Sure, Viktor’s story won’t start from nowhere. In fact, in the teasing released by Netflix earlier this month, the character was still called Vanya. In this way, it is expected that it will be in this third season that begin the journey of transition from Viktor.
More details on The Umbrella Academyseason 3
The third season of The Umbrella Academy will finally be released on June 22. Filming for the series began in early 2021, and almost a year later we already know how long it will take to enjoy everything that awaits us in the next adventure.
According to Netflix, after traveling back in time to 1963 and saving the world at the end of the second season of The Umbrella Academy, the new season will pick up where the Hargreeves brothers left off. In an altered timeline, Reginald created the Sparrow Academy, a smart and intelligent group of superheroes that mirrors the Umbrella Academy.
In this new season, Elliot Page will play Viktor. We will also see Tom Hopper (Luther), David Castañeda (Diego), Emmy Raver-Lampan (Allison) and Robert Sheehan (Klaus). The rest of the cast consists of Aidan Gallagher (Five), Justin H. Min (Ben), Colm Feore (Reginald) and Ritu Arya (Lila).
Other characters that we will see will be those of Marcus, Fei and Alfonsoplayed by Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford and Jake Epstein, respectively. Genesis Rodriguez returns to play Sloane and Cazzie David as Jayme.