Marvel has just released the brand new trailer for the Hulu original series, Runaways. This show is based on the comic book of the same name, and is a part of Marvel’s push into different demographics.
Netflix already conquers the 18+ category. They’ll be pushing things that are more focused on teens to Freeform (where Cloak & Dagger and New Warriors). Runaways seems to be aiming closer to the same demographic as Freeform, but with a bit of an extra edge, so we’ll have to see for ourselves where the differences lie.
The first trailer lays the intriguing groundwork for a very simple and effective premise, which is below:
“After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, a group of teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents’ actions and to discover the secrets of their origins.”
Admittedly, while enticing, I personally need to see more before I cast judgment, but I definitely DO want to see more here. The young cast looks promising, but the whole deal with the parents does feel distinctly “network TV” for some reason in a way I can’t exactly place.
Hopefully that feeling will leave as soon as we see more, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Runaways hits Hulu on November 21, 2017.
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SOURCE: Marvel Entertainment