Marvel Comics commitment to TV is as strong as ever. Daredevil season one and two were smash hits, Jessica Jones followed right behind it as a unexpected hit, Luke Cage hits Netflix this fall and Iron Fist isn’t far behind. Marvel’s plan to rule TV doesn’t just stop at Netflix. Agents of SHIELD will be returning for season 4 and changing time slots on ABC to allow for a darker story featuring the All New Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes. The next stop on Marvel’s TV tour is Hulu and with a new network comes a new property; Enter The Runaways.
The Runaways, created by Brian K Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, told the story of six teenagers that discover that their parents are secretly super villains. The Pride, the group of evil parents, are made up of crime bosses, aliens, mutants, time-travelers and dark wizards. Upon making this discovery the kids not only discover they themselves have powers but decide to runaway and take the fight to their parents. The original six include prodigy Alex Wilder, Nico Minoru (a powerful witch and current A-Force member), alien Karolina Dean, Gertrude Yokes (she has a telepathic link with a dinosaur…a DAMN dinosaur), Chase Stein (steals this father’s future tech) and Molly Hayes, a mutant with incredible strength.
Co-showrunners/Writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C., Gossip Girl) will be spearheading The Runaways journey to the small screen. Marvel TVs Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones) will be executive producing with help from Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski.