When Hulu first ordered a pilot and full season script for Marvel’s “Runaways” back in August 2016, the streaming device stopped short of green lighting the series. However, at Hulu’s Upfront presentation today, that changed; “Runaways” has officially been ordered to series.
The comic will be adapted for television by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who were the team behind “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl.” The duo will also serve as the show’s co-showrunners, writers, and executive producers in conjunction with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, who head up Marvel’s TV division.
Based on the Marvel Comics series created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphonsa, the new TV series centers on a group of kids who learn their parents are actually members of the supervillain group the Pride. The children, some of whom inherited their parents’ abilities, steal their weapons and resources, and set out to take down the Pride.
The drama also stars Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder and Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez, with Marsters and Ever Carradine as Victor and Janet Stein, Annie Wersching and Kip Pardue as Leslie and Frank Dean, Kevin Weisman and Brigid Brannagh as Dale and Stacey Yorkes, and Brittany Ishibashi and James Yaegashi as Tina and Robert Minoru.
“Runaways” is targeted for a 2018 premiere on Hulu.