Marvel’s Runaways Are Heading To Hulu
Netflix isn’t the only streaming service to climb into bed with Marvel, as Hulu has just gotten the rights to Runaways, based on the Marvel series by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona.
Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are behind the latest TV series to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they will produce alongside Marvel Television and ABC Signature. So far, Hulu has made a pilot order, as well as an order for additional scripts. If everything looks good, it’s likely to get a greenlight for a full season.
In a statement, Schwartz detailed his excitement: “I’m a long-time fan of Runaways and couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life.”
For the uninitiated, the series centers around teenagers who discover their parents are supervillains. Together, they runaway to forge their own path — only to discover they’ve inherited some things from their villainous parents. It sounds perfect for the TV side of the MCU, since this sounds like a premise that would be easy to serialize. I would love if Hulu and Netflix could work out some sort of deal similar to allow some of the Netflix Marvel characters to cross over, although I probably wouldn’t hold my breath on it. Depending on the tone for this series, having the Runaways characters crossover might not even work with the dark tone of the Netflix shows.
What do you think of Marvel’s Runaways landing on Hulu? What about the decision to make this the next Marvel TV series? Should another title have gotten the nod? If so, which one? Sound off in the comments!
And for more Marvel goodness, watch the Comic Con trailer for Doctor Strange!