The internet erupted with excitement when it was announced Ellen Page will be playing the role of Vanya for the Umbrella Academy Netflix series.

While she is the first cast member to be announced we can tell you what we do know is that the show will start filming in January and will run into July of 2018. This leads us to believe we should expect a fall release for the show. We expect we will learn more about all of this at San Diego Comic Con 2018.

Another big reveal, however, is that Gerard listed as the series co-executive producer and as he told popbuzz we can expect to see him setting a balance between being hands on with the project while also taking a step back to let Netflix take the reins.

GW: I think we’re still figuring that out. Everything’s happening very organically and it’s really happening at kind of a rapid rate and there’s a lot of moving pieces. For the most part though, I’m letting them steer. I’m adding input when it’s needed.

Be sure to keep watching and we’ll keep you updated with all news as soon as it comes available! Meanwhile let us know what you think about this casting decision in the comments below!

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