– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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

  • Aline

    I think I’m too old to truly enjoy this. Which is a shame, Runaways always was a favourite of mine.

  • Saranac

    meh. Plus I don’t like hulu.

  • Kronx

    I only recently read the source material, and I was a little underwhelmed. The guts for a good story are there though, so this could work. I liked the characters and set-up.

    It’s just not a story that works, as is, outside of a comic book universe. Too many things happen that require you to blindly accept insanity. I assume a lot of that will be cut or reworked so viewers aren’t scratching their heads.


    Never really cared for the comics since they never really fit into the main Marvel universe. The thing that sucks is that Marvel’s TV shows suffer because of the low budgets given to them. When I heard about this as well as Cloak & Dagger and Inhumans I knew it would be disappointing because the budgets would restrict cetain characters from being present or special abilities from being shown.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.