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Runaways tells a tale that no doubt links up with what a lot of teenagers feel about their parents (and possibly vice versa). The mostly superpowered six-some at the heart of Runaways suspect that their moms and dads are actually The Pride, a group of villainous masterminds hellbent on taking over. (Personally, I don't think my parents would have had the patience to take part in an evil collective like that.) Rather than doing the traditional thing of honoring thy father and mother, these teenagers take it upon themselves to take The Pride down. But will they succeed? Stay tuned.
For the most part, Runaways doesn't look much like Marvel's ABC shows or its Netflix shows. It's partly flashy, but seems more grounded in the emotional drama building among its many characters on both sides of the moral spectrum, though the music might have a lot to do with that. Between that and the young cast, perhaps Fox's The Gifted would be a closer comparison, and it's not so surprising that this project was put together by Gossip Girl and _The _O.C.'s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Not that there aren't a good amount of special effects and intriguing set designs seen in the trailer, as almost every main character gets a moment to show off their talents. And speaking of those characters...
Marvel's Runaways features an all-star ensemble of talented actors, with some fresh faces also thrown in. We've got Teen Wolf's Rhenzy Feliz as the brainiac Alex Wilder, whose parents are played by The Wire vet Ryan Sands and The Strain's Angel Parker. The Affair's Lyrica Okano plays the mystical Nico Minoru, daughter of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's Brittany Ishibashi and James Yaegashi. Virginia Gardner's otherworldly Karolina Dean was raised by Outcast's Kip Pardue and 24 vet Annie Wersching. One Day at a Time's Ariela Barer plays the telepathic Gert Yorkes, daughter of Scorpion's Kevin Weisman and Army Wives vet Brigid Brannagh. Faking It's Gregg Sulkin's brawny genius Chase Stein, son of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters and Once and Again's Ever Carradine. Rounding things out is Allegra Acosta as the youngest team member Molly Hernandez, and former Doctor Doom Julian McMahon as mysterious Runaways ally Jonah.
And, of course, one of the things we're most pumped about is getting a chance to see the genetically crafted dinosaur Old Lace, whose tail, eye and mouth are all teased in the trailer.