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Marvel teams-up with Hulu for live-action “Runaways” series

Marvel RunawaysEverybody wants to get a piece of the Marvel related pie, and now Hulu is going to get their piece. The streaming platform has ordered a pilot, plus additional scripts in hopes of a full season greenlight, for fan-favorite series Runaways, according to Deadline. 

The Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona created comic book series, focused on a group of teenagers on the run after finding out their parents run an evil crime organization, debuted in 2003 and has long been rumored to something Marvel wanted to adapt for a movie or possibly television. Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are behind the new Hulu series alongside Marvel Television and ABC Signature.

“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.

The move to bring Runaways together as a show came out of a series of conversations that the Schwartz and Savage had with Marvel TV executives over the last year. The two are no strangers to adapting books to TV since they did the same with Gossip Girl. Schwartz also created Fox’s popular drama series The O.C.

“We’ve known the Runaways’ story would make great television,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb. “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.”

Schwartz and Savage will write and serve as showrunners and executive producers for the series, alongside Loeb, Jim Chory and Lis Rowinski will also serve as producers.

With Runaways addition, Marvel now has a show on Hulu, on ABC with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., several shows on Netflix like Daredevil and Jessica Jones and Luke Cage and is currently in development with the Freeform channel on a Cloak and Dagger series.


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