According to an exclusive article in Variety, Hulu has announced actor Julian McMahon has been cast in their upcoming series Marvel’s Runaways.
The series tells the story of a group of teens who discover their parents are in fact members of a powerful and sinister group of super-villains known as The Pride. Forced to go from a loosely connected group of kids who can barely get along into a team fleeing from their evil parents, the kids go on the run and may become heroes in their own right.
The Hulu/Marvel production is based on the cult favorite series from Marvel Comics, created by acclaimed writer Brian K Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona, Marvel’s Runaways is overseen by executive producers and show runners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. In a statement to Variety about the casting news, Savage and Schwartz said, “We’re incredibly excited to add Julian to our exceptional cast and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the world of Marvel’s Runaways.”
Little is known about McMahon’s role in the series beyond the article revealing that character’s name is Jonah and, “he is a pivotal player in the main characters’ rebellion against their parents.” If Jonah is an ally or advisory has yet to be revealed. McMahon joins a a cast made up of a combination of unknowns in the teenaged roles, with more established actors such as James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Ever Carradine (“Commander in Chief”), Kip Pardue (“Thirteen”) and Kevin Weisman (“Alias”). McMahon is no stranger to comic book adaptations in general or Marvel projects in particular, having appears as Doctor Doom in Fox’s 2005 film version of “Fantastic Four,” and its 2007 sequel “Rise of the Silver Surfer.”
Marvel’s Runaways is set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, existing alongside all the films as well as the TV series airing on ABC or via Netflix, as well as the two other new projects in production for Freeform, “Cloak and Dagger” and “New Warriors.” The series will debut on Hulu on November 21, 2017.