In light of Elliot Page’s announcement that he is transgender, fans were unsure how the show would handle his character. For the show’s first two seasons, Page’s character, Vanya, was a cis-female presenting character, leading to speculation on social media that Vanya could be recast.
That speculation ended when Page tweeted on March, 29, 2022, that Vanya will be known as Viktor going forward. The official Netflix account retweeted Page, captioning it with "[w]elcome to the family, Viktor — we're so happy you're here," concluding with a heart emoji.
Fans of the show are thrilled by the announcement that Elliot Page's character will also come out as a transgender man. Many fans are excited about the representation they will receive from "The Umbrella Academy" and Viktor alike, specifically trans-masculine fans of the show.