Well, this is some great news to start the morning off. Having been linked to a film adaptation a while back, Marvel’s acclaimed comic-book series The Runaways is finally heading for the screen – the small screen albeit, to air on Hulu.
Seeing a group of teenagers run away from home after discovering that their parents are a secret council of supervillains (known as the Pride), the group – mutant Molly Hayes, teen prodigy Alex Wilder, witch Nico Minoru, alien Karolina Dean, tech whiz Chase Stein and telepathic-dinosaur-controlling Gertrude Yorkes – have a whole host of adventures along the way.
Intriguingly, it’s being adapted for the screen by The OC and Gossip Girl writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, which gives a clue as to the kind of tone we can expect: a bit more light-hearted, but with more gravitas. It should make a nice change from the gritty Netflix series and the more in-your-face Agents Of SHIELD on ABC.
Check out the full press release below:
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, Executive Producer 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” Lis 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.
Runaways will air on Hulu at a later date, with a UK channel to be announced. You can download The 25 Greatest Marvel Comics Ever digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. For more news about the latest series, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.