Marvel Television have announced that they will be bringing the comic-book series Runaways to Hulu. The streaming service will host the fan-favourite adaptation in the form of a drama series, with an order for a pilot hopefully turning to a green-light for a full series.
Coming from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the story is based on the comic created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, and will revolve around six teenagers who are united against a common enemy; their parents. “We’ve known the Runaways’ story would make great television” executive producer of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb stated. Schwartz added that he is a life-long fan of Runaways, and he “couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life.”
Debuting back in 2003, the Runaways book series remains in print following a revival by popular demand after being cancelled. Schwartz and Savage, who also produce the likes of Jessica Jones and Daredevil alongside Loeb and Jim Chory, will serve as the showrunners for Marvel’s Runaways. This will be another addition to the several series Marvel already have on popular streaming services, including Netflix’s Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher as well as the previously mentioned Daredevil and Jessica Jones.