Marvel and Hulu Team Up on ‘Runaways’

Runaways Comic Book Series
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Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s Runaways comic book series will be adapted into a television series. Marvel Television and Hulu are working on the series which will be executive produced by Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil), and co-showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C.). Lis Rowinski (Fun Size) is on board to produce.

Marvel’s official announcement didn’t include any details on when we can expect Runaways to premiere on Hulu, nor did it include any casting news.

“We’ve known the Runaways‘ story would make great television,” stated Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, “and being lucky enough to have Josh and Stephanie–who have time and again created shows that speak so genuinely to this exact audience–write and produce the series is nothing short of remarkable.”

“I’m a long-time fan of Runaways and couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life,” added Schwartz. Co-showrunner Savage added, “Josh and I can’t wait to get to work for Marvel and Hulu.”

The Plot: Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.