It was already a good morning to be a fan of Marvel television, with The Defenders' first trailer finally slamming itself into our eye sockets earlier, but the good news just keeps on coming. The in-development TV adaptation of the beloved comic Runaways just got some fantastic news, as Hulu officially ordered the project to series, so get ready to see another team of mostly virtuous and superpowered people attempting to squash evildoers. But this isn't your average super-team.
Hulu announced Runaways' series order at the company's Upfronts presentation, though full details surrounding the order weren't revealed. We do know that Hulu won't be prolonging our wait prior to release, though, as the outlet is aiming to get Runaways in front of viewers by the winter. That could mean anything from a pre-Christmas debut to something around Pi Day. As well, we aren't sure how many episodes Runaways will be getting; Hulu's original series get anywhere from 8-13 installments, which is presumably what this latest project will receive.
Thankfully, almost all of the general plot and casting details have already been revealed, so we don't have to wait in complete darkness for more information. Runaways centers on six teenagers from vastly different backgrounds, though most have superpowers that were inherited from their parents, who all happen to belong to a cadre of villains known as The Pride. Teens vs. Parents! The younger group is made up of nerdy ringleader Alex (Rhenzy Feliz), the gothic Nico (Lyrica Okano), the pampered Karolina (Virginia Gardner), the hyper-liberal Gert (Ariela Barer), the athletic Chase (Gregg Sulkin) and the optimism-laden Molly (Allegra Acosta).
On the adult side, we have Buffy the Vampire Slayer vet James Marsters leading the pack alongside Ever Carradine as Chase's brilliant engineer-minded parents Victor and Janet Stein. Alex's successful business-parents Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder will be played by Ryan Sands and Angel Parker. Nico's mother Tina Minoru, who appeared as another version in Doctor Strange, will be played by Brittany Ishibashi, while her father Robert will be played by James Yaegashi. Gert's bioengineering elders Dale and Stacey Yorkes will be protrayed by Kevin Weisman and Brigid Brannagh. And finally, we have Kip Pardue and Annie Wesching as Karolina's entertainer parents Frank and Leslie Dean.
Based on the series created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Runaways will be Hulu's first time working with Marvel, a company that has a ton of projects in development right now. From Netflix's many dramas to Freeform's new entries to Fox's X-men-ish pilot, comics are alive and well on the small screen.
So mark off a three-month period in your calendars, because Runaways is heading to Hulu this winter. To see when everything else on TV will debut and return in the coming months, head to our summer TV premiere schedule.