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Elliot Page confirms Umbrella Academy season 3 filming has begun… after cast ‘pushed for pay raises’

‘Omg we’re back again’: Elliot Page confirms Umbrella Academy season 3 filming has begun… after cast ‘pushed for pay raises’

Elliot Page confirmed filming on the third season of Umbrella Academy is underway.

The 33-year-old actor shared a snap to Instagram of the back of a director’s chair with the show’s logo on Tuesday morning to announce: ‘Omg we’re back again.’

Just last week, six cast members were granted a massive pay raise after banding together to approach Netflix‘s higher-ups with demands for salary negotiations after the show was picked up for another season.

Action! Elliot Page shared a snap to Instagram of the back of a director’s chair with the show’s logo on Tuesday morning to announce: ‘Omg we’re back again’

David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Justin Min and Robert Sheehan approached the streaming service and pushed for higher paychecks earlier this month.

Each of the actors will now earn more than $200,000 per episode as part of the renegotiation, according to Variety

Elliot also reportedly received a boost in pay, but was not involved in the negotiations as they had a separate contract earning a higher rate as the star of the show.

Star power: David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Justin Min and Robert Sheehan approached the streaming service and asked for higher paychecks earlier this month

Star power: David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Justin Min and Robert Sheehan approached the streaming service and asked for higher paychecks earlier this month

Deserving: Each of the actors will now earn more than $200,000 per episode as part of the renegotiation, according to Variety

Deserving: Each of the actors will now earn more than $200,000 per episode as part of the renegotiation, according to Variety 

The show has been a massive hit for Netflix and the second season topped Nielsen’s first-ever streaming rankings in September.

Umbrella Academy is based on the comic books of the same name created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics. 

Confused fans of the show called it ‘political correctness gone crazy’ that Elliot will continue playing a female character despite coming out as a transgender person.

Congrats: The show has been a massive hit for Netflix and the second season topped Nielsen's first-ever streaming rankings in September

Congrats: The show has been a massive hit for Netflix and the second season topped Nielsen’s first-ever streaming rankings in September

Fun: Umbrella Academy is based on the comic books of the same name created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics

Fun: Umbrella Academy is based on the comic books of the same name created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics

Elliot — who is best known for his role in the teen drama Juno — announced in December that he was transgender and that his pronouns are ‘he and they.’ 

Soon after his announcement, Netflix confirmed that he would stay on in his role as Vanya Hargreaves, a cisgender lesbian, in The Umbrella Academy, a role he has portrayed for two seasons. 

While many lauded Netflix for the decision and wondered if show writers would now make Vanya’s character transgender, others questioned and shared their confusion. 

Elliot — who is best known for his role in the teen drama Juno — announced in December that he was transgender and that his pronouns are 'he and they'

Elliot — who is best known for his role in the teen drama Juno — announced in December that he was transgender and that his pronouns are ‘he and they’

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