Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy” Rounds Out Cast to Join Ellen Page


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Netflix’s adaptation of has added five new actors to join Ellen Page to round out its cast, the streaming platform announced Thursday.

The adaptation of the Dark Horse comic book has added as Luther, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison, David Castañeda as Diego, as Klaus and Aidan Gallagher as Number Five.

The story, based on the comic book by Gerard Way, follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes known as the Umbrella Academy – Luther, Diego, Allison, Vanya, Klaus and Number Five – as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

Page will play Vanya, the black sheep of the family who is the only on with no supernatural abilities.

Jeremy Slater wrote the pilot , while Steve Blackman will serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside Bluegrass as well as Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Way will be a co-EP on the series.

Hopper is represented by , , and in the UK. Raver-Lampman is repped by and . Castañeda is repped by and . Sheehan is repped by . Gallagher is repped by and .

The 10-episode series will launch in 2018 on Netflix.

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