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“Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were?”
So says Marvel Television about Marvel’s Runaways, officially ordered by Hulu as according to today’s press release. Focused around a scrappy group of teens first created by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona, Runaways was a very popular series with a thriving fanbase. A miniseries take set in “Battleworld” ran last summer during the Marvel Comics event Secret Wars. Fan favorite characters like Nico Minoru have also found themselves in other comics, like A-Force.
The “diverse” teens, according to Marvel’s press release, “can barely stand each other, but must unite against a common foe — their parents.”
With such a truly teenage plot, it seems very appropriate that Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage — famous for running The O.C. and Gossip Girl — helm the series. Schwartz, a longtime fan of the Runaways himself, “couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life”. Savage, also, expressed excitement about working for Marvel and Hulu.
Marvel Television and ABC signature co-produce on the series. Exec producers include Schwartz and Savage, along with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, with Lisa Rowinski also producing.
No word, yet, on whether the show takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Maybe, Like Legion, it’ll have its own continuity. Also unknown are any and all castings, which will of course be pivotal for a series as diverse as Runaways.
Either way, this is sure to make a section of fans very happy, and Jeph Loeb knows it, stating: “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.”