Marvel has just announced a new television series to be developed for Hulu of the comic Runaways. What is Runaways? It’s a story about a group of kids that have one thing in common: their parents are super villains. The group came together because once a year their parents perform a deadly ritual. When they discover the villainous acts, they decide to (you guessed it) runaway. Being hunted by their parents and others, the group must find friendship and even family with each other.
Characters from the group went on to join other comic series and teams within the Marvel Universe. The original series has been a fan favorite as well. In all it will make for a great tv show with excitement, comedy, drama, even romance. Whether this will be part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe has not been said yet. But, some who are part of other Marvel Studios series are on board with this production, and it’s under the ABC Studios production banner as well. Below is the official statement from Marvel.
“MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS” HEADED TO HULU WITHJOSHSCHWARTZ AND STEPHANIE SAVAGE TO
WRITE AND SHOWRUN
Glendale, CA (August 17, 2016) Marvel Television will be bringing the fan-favorite and ground breaking comic book series, “Runaways,” to popular streaming service, Hulu.
Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.
“We’ve known the Runaways’ story would make great television,” said Jeph Loeb, EP and Head of Marvel Television, “and being lucky enough to have Josh and Stephanie — who have time and again created shows that speak so genuinely to this exact audience — write and produce the series is nothing short of remarkable.”
“I’m a long-time fan of Runaways and couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life,” said Schwartz.
Adds Savage, “Josh and I can’t wait to get to work for Marvel and Hulu.”
Marvel’s Runaways is Executive Produced by series Co-Showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“THE O.C.”, “GOSSIP GIRL”) along with Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”) Fake Empire’s Lisa Rowinski will produce as well. Marvel’s Runaways is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.
“Marvel’s Runaways” for Hulu is based on the comic created by the award-winning team of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona.