Marvel's "Runaways" series was only recently announced, but the show is already making important progress. Earlier today, Tamara Becher tweeted a picture of the "Runaways" trade paperback, with the words, "New gig, day one."
"Runaways" follows a group of six children (and one genetically modified Deinonychus from the 87th century) who discover that their parents are secretly a group of powerful supervillains called the Pride. The kids flee their parents and attempt to undo their parents' crimes. Created by Brian K. Vaughan ("Saga", "Y: the Last Man") Runaways has become something of a cult hit for Marvel. The comic has been reprinted in multiple collections.
Becher got her start as part of the production crew on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in the show's later seasons. She continued to write for a number of shows, doing work for "Warehouse 13," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," and "Covert Affairs." She will soon be making her Marvel writing debut in the upcoming Netflix series "Iron Fist."
"Runaways" is famously a favorite comic of Buffy showrunner and Avengers mastermind Joss Whedon -- and Whedon went on to write part of the second volume of the comic, after Vaughn departed the series. As a Whedon alum herself, Becher seems particularly well-suited for adapting the comic to the small screen.
"Runaways" has already been ordered to series, and will be premiering on Hulu. The series is executive produced by "The O.C.'s" Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.