In the end, only one person is responsible for spilling Hulu’s secret renewal for Runaways season 3: James Marsters. The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star portrays Victor Stein on Runaways, and he was a guest this weekend at the Lexington Comic & Toy Con. During a panel, Marsters told the crowd that “the [Runaways] showrunner just told the cast that we’re in for a third season!” Moments later, Marsters seemed to regret that revelation when he noted that he violated Marvel’s rules for secrecy. Naturally, the clip quickly made the rounds online.
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Shortly thereafter, Hulu confirmed the news and officially announced Runaways season 3. However, there are going to be some changes in the new season. To start, the episode order is shrinking from 13 episodes to 10. Additionally, Marsters and the other adult performers who play the parents will only appear in 7 episodes. According to Deadline, that’s because the series will place a renewed emphasis on the titular teenage Runaways.
Showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage also released a statement through Hulu about the renewal:
“We are so excited to tell more Runaways stories and are so grateful to Marvel, Hulu, our amazing cast and crew and of course our passionate audience. Season three will be a magical time on Runaways, as we deepen our connection to the Marvel universe. We are honored to continue to play in the sandbox created by Brian K Vaughn and Adrian Alphona.”
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