Marvel’s’Runaways’ finds home on HULU

Article information gathered and summarized by: Jay Christoph

Deadline broke the news about Marvel’s ‘Runaways‘ being ordered to pilot. Runaways is a drama series based on the highly praised Marvel comic books. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, creators of Gossip Girl will be behind the direction of the show. Marvel Television and ABC Signature are also helping run the new series. The order is for a pilot and additional scripts with hopes for a full-season greenlight.


Created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, the Runaways comics feature a group of teenagers who discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization.

Co-written by Schwartz and Savage, Marvel’s Runaways will focus on the stories of six contrastive teenagers who cannot stand each other, but must join forces against the most vile villain that a teenager could face…  Their parents…

“I’m a long-time fan of Runaways and couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life,” said Schwartz.”

Marvel TV has Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC and several series on Netflix, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher as well as The Defenders.

Savage expounded, “Josh and I can’t wait to get to work for Marvel and Hulu.”

The book series premiered in 2003 and is still in print, aside from a small break in late 2004, when it was canceled but came back by popular demand.

 


The adaptation comes from a slew of conversations that Schwartz and Savage had with executives from Marvel TV over the past year. The project was developed under the overall deal that Schwartz and Savage had with ABC studios (where Marvel TV is based) through their multimedia company: Fake Empire.

“We’ve known the Runaways‘ story would make great television,” said Jeph Loeb, EP 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.”

Marvel TV has Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC and several series on Netflix, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher as well as The Defenders.


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