Today at the Hulu Upfront Presentation at Madison Square Garden Theater, the company announced that the streaming service has picked up Marvel’s Runaways in its first series order with Marvel Television. The pilot wrapped filming in early March.
The fan-favorite and groundbreaking comic book series will be brought to life on Hulu by the team behind The O.C. and Gossip Girl, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Schwartz and Savage will serve as Co-Showrunners/writers and will executive produce the series along with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
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. The popular classic explores the younger side of the Marvel Universe in a coming of age, new action series that will premiere on Hulu in the winter.
Runaways joins Hulu’s growing original programming slate, which includes The Handmaid’s Tale, The Looming Tower, Future Man, The Mindy Project, I Live You, America, National Treasue, Casual, The Path, Difficult People, Shut Eye and Chance.
In the late 2000s, Runaways was originally in development as a feature film to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Kevin Feige producing and Peter Sollett directing from a script by Drew Pearce. By 2010, casting was underway when Marvel Studios cancelled the film in order to focus its efforts on the first Avengers movie.