Based on the comic book series of the same name, this season of The Umbrella Academy incorporates the real-life transition of Elliot Page into the show and if the reviews are to be believed, this has been handled gently.
The third season of Umbrella Academy released on Wednesday, and the first reviews suggest that this could be the best season of the Netflix series so far. Based on the comic book series of the same name, this season incorporates the real-life transition of Elliot Page into the show and if the reviews are to be believed, this has been handled gently.
Calling The Umbrella Academy Season 3 an “excellent” season, The Verge’s Charles Pulliam-Moore wrote, “The Umbrella Academy opens itself up to a slew of new possibilities with a fresh yet familiar story about found families figuring out what really matters to them in life.”
The AV Club’s Jenna Scherer praised the third season and wrote that the show “has become the cultiest of cult favorites.” The review further read, “The Umbrella Academy, vitally, reserves the greatest care for the story of Vanya, played by Oscar nominee Elliot Page. The writers map the actor’s real-life transition onto his character, as the queer awakening he experienced back in the 1960s leads Vanya to becoming Viktor. The show deftly handles the conversations Viktor has with each of his family members about his transition, as well as showcases the way he comes into his own throughout the season.”