As most fans have been clamoring for, Marvel have announced they will be bringing the Runaways to television.
For those of you that don’t know who the Runaways are, it is a Marvel comic originally published in 2003 by Brian K Vaughn and Adrian Alphona. It follows the story of a group of young teenagers who discover that their parents are all super villains. Deciding to have no part in that they run away, hence the name, and have to stick together to survive. Some later issues have other names such as Joss Whedon attached to it.
The only names attached to Runaways TV series just now are Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, best known for their work on The O.C. and Gossip Girl, giving the idea of the tone of the series. The series will be on Hulu, though it’s not been officially greenlit. They have ordered an entire series to be written and a pilot episode along with it.
The head of Marvel’s television division commented on the announcement saying: “We’ve known the ‘Runaways’ story would make great 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.”
There has been no announcement as to how Runaways will fall into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if at all. The show will be the first series to come on to Hulu rather than on ABC or Netflix. So we might not see them appearing anytime soon alongside Daredevil, Luke Cage and the Agents of Shield.
Runaways will mark another series in a long line of new Marvel shows such as Iron Fist, Defenders, Cloak & Dagger and Legion. There is no target release date mentioned so it might still be some time until we see the Runaways on screen.