UPDATE: The official Runaways social media accounts released the first official poster for the show. Check it out below!
Marvel is continuing in its slow domination of the universe. It started modestly enough in 2008 with Iron Man, and has since taken over the cinemas in a huge way. Similarly, they’ve stretched their reach to the TV front, starting with networks like ABC. Soon after, it expanded to Netflix with shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, among others (all of which will culminate in a Defenders series later this year). More recently, Marvel has turned to more specific targeting of their deomographics, with shows like Cloak and Dagger and New Warriors landing on the “tween” channel Freeform.
Marvel continues to spread the love with another of its shows that’s been in the works for some time: Runaways. The show follows a group of teens who find out that their parents are supervillains, and must unite to take them down.
Today at the Hulu Upfront Presentation at Madison Square Garden Theater, they announced that the streaming service has officially picked up the Marvel property for a full series order (via Superhero Hype). This announcement comes over a month after the pilot finished filming (in March), and we can only assume that means the pilot was a strong representation of what Hulu thinks can sell for fans.
Bringing this teen-centric story to life is The O.C. and Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. But don’t let this worry you. Because this is a teen-centric tale, it makes sense it would be run by a duo who have experience in that department. Plus, joining them in bringing this series to the small screen are Jeph Loeb (The Defenders) and Jim Chory (Daredevil, The Defenders), both of whom have plenty of experience in comics and in comic book adaptations. This one truly looks like it’ll be solid mix between more standard TV, and folks who understand the material — or who at least know how to adapt it.
Earlier today, someone posted the full trailer for the show that Hulu showed at the presentation, but it’s since been taken down. While I wasn’t blown away by what I saw, Marvel has yet to make a move that makes me doubt them, so I’ll reserve my judgment for when the series finally hits Hulu this coming winter.
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SOURCE: Superhero Hype