Marvel's Runaways is the first Marvel Television series created for Hulu that is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series focuses on a group of teenagers who find out that their parents are part of a criminal organization known as The Pride.
Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? 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.
- Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder: The de facto leader of the group, Alex is the primary strategist the other kids turn to when they need a new plan.
- Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes: Fast-talking and quick-witted, Gert’s never afraid to speak her mind and stand up for what she thinks is right.
- Lyrica Okana as Nico Minoru: Nico never fully recovered after her family’s heartbreaking loss. And while the rest of the gang focuses solely on the latest trauma, Nico begins to explore the possible connection between their new dilemma and the events of the past.
- Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean: A seemingly model-perfect church girl, but there’s more going on behind her plastered-on smile than you might expect.
- Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein: A total heart throb, Chase looks like the typical jock, but he just might take after his troubled, genius father in more ways than one.
- Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez: Strong-willed and perceptive, Molly isn’t afraid to tell it like she sees it, even if the others think maybe things would be better if she kept her mouth closed every once in awhile.
- Ryan Sands as Geoffrey Wilder: Geoffrey is a hulking figure, physically towering over the other members of his organization, but also a devoted dad. Alex’s father.
- Angel Parker as Catherine Wilder: A brilliant woman who dominates every room she enters, she is a force to be reckoned with both at home and in the courtroom. Alex’s mother.
- Brittany Ishibashi as Tina Minoru: Tina is a perfectionist. Ambitious and intimidating, she rarely shows the cracks in her veneer. Nico’s mother.
- James Yaegashi as Robert Minoru: Robert is a gentle and brilliant beta to his wife’s Alpha, but he is not exactly the docile husband he appears. Nico’s father.
- Annie Wersching as Leslie Dean: A complicated beauty, Leslie is the charismatic, strong-willed and persuasive leader of the Church of Gibborim. Karolina’s mother.
- Kip Pardue as Frank Dean: A fading movie star, he’s attractive, charismatic and more than a little needy. Karolina’s father.
- Ever Carradine as Janet Stein: The perfect PTA mom, Janet is all about baking brownies for the school bake sale. Chase's mother.
- James Marsters as Victor Stein: Strong, stern, and a titan of industry. Victor has never heard the word “no” without pushing back. Chase’s father.
- Brigid Brannagh as Stacey Yorkes: An absent-minded scientist in a messy bun and birkenstocks. Gert’s mother and Molly’s adoptive mother.
- Kevin Weisman as Dale Yorkes: A quirky, cell phone-holster bearing quintessential dorky dad and brilliant scientist. Gert’s father and Molly’s adoptive father.
- Julian McMahon as Jonah
Runaways was first placed in development in 2008 as a film. Marvel Studios hired Runaways creator Brian K. Vaughan to write the screenplay. In April 2010, Peter Sollett was hired as the film's director. A month later, Drew Pearce was hired to provide a new script for the film. Following the success of Marvel's The Avengers, development of Runaways was shelved. Due to the plan that Marvel Studios had in place, the earliest that a Runaways film could be produced was in Phase Three. However, when the Phase Three films were announced, Runaways was not included. When asked about the project, Kevin Feige (president of Marvel Studios) stated that Runaways was "still an awesome script that exists in our script vault... In our television and future film discussions, it's always one that we talk about, because we have a solid draft there. [But] we can't make them all."
Marvel Television began thinking about turning the film in a television series. During a general meeting with ABC Studios, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire Productions raised the possibility of creating the television series. After a year of negotiations, Runaways was announced as a television series in August 2016. Hulu ordered the pilot episode, along with scripts for a full season. The selection of Hulu to air the series rather than any of the other networks currently broadcasting Marvel Television shows was "an easy decision" according to executive producer Jeph Loeb. He was excited about aligning with a network that was "young and growing" in the same way that Netflix was when they approached them several years ago. Loeb was impressed by the success of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.
The pilot was written by Schwartz and Savage. They also serve as showrunners and executive producers. Loeb and Jim Chory are also credited as executive producers. Runaways was confirmed to have a 10-episode series order from Hulu.
The actors playing the Runaways were announced in February 2017. Loeb stated that the majority of the child actors were "fresh faces," which was an intentional choice made by casting director Patrick Rush. The actors portraying the Pride were announced shortly after.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Strom, Marc (2017-02-02). 'Marvel's Runaways' Finds Its Cast. Marvel.com. Retrieved on 2017-05-04.
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Dinh, Christine (2017-02-09). 'Marvel's Runaways' Sets Remaining Cast for Television Project with Hulu. Marvel.com. Retrieved on 2017-05-04.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Dinh, Christine (2017-08-15). Julian McMahon Joins Cast of Hulu Original Series, 'Marvel's Runaways'. Marvel.com. Retrieved on 2017-09-30.
- ↑ Velocci, Carli (2017-07-27). Does ‘Runaways’ Connect With the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Sort Of. The Wrap. Retrieved on 2017-07-28.
- ↑ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2016-08-17). ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Coming to Hulu from ‘Gossip Girl’ Creators. Variety. Retrieved on 2017-05-04.
- ↑ Andreeva, Nellie (2017-05-03). Hulu Orders ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ & Beau Willimon’s ‘The First’ To Series. Deadline. Retrieved on 2017-05-04.
- ↑ Hood, Cooper (2017-02-10). Runaways Actors Confirm Start of Filming on Marvel’s New Show. Screen Rant. Retrieved on 2017-05-04.
- ↑ Hood, Cooper (2017-10-21). Marvel’s Runaways Has Wrapped Filming. Screen Rant. Retrieved on 2017-11-13.
- ↑ Kit, Borys (May 22, 2008). Project 'Runaways' in works at Marvel. The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved on February 21, 2014.
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- ↑ Fleming, Jr., Mike (May 27, 2010). Marvel Taps 'No Heroics' Creator For 'Runaways' Duty. Deadline.com. Archived from the original on April 15, 2015. Retrieved on April 15, 2014.
- ↑ Fleming, Jr., Mike (October 22, 2010). Marvel Studios Slows Down 'Runaways'. Deadline.com. Archived from the original on January 14, 2017. Retrieved on January 14, 2017.
- ↑ McMillan, Graeme (September 24, 2013). Marvel's 'Runaways' Shelved in Post-'Avengers' Marvel Movieverse. The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on April 15, 2014. Retrieved on February 21, 2014.
- ↑ Sciretta, Peter (October 28, 2014). Watch: All Of Your Marvel Phase 3 Questions Answered By Marvel Head Kevin Feige. /Film. Archived from the original on October 30, 2014. Retrieved on October 30, 2014.
- ↑ D'Allessandro, Anthony (July 27, 2017). How Marvel’s Hulu Series ‘Runaways’ Is A Response To Trump America – TCA. Deadline.com. Archived from the original on July 28, 2017. Retrieved on July 28, 2017.
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- ↑ Alexander, Julia (October 8, 2017). Marvel TV boss explains why next big show, Runaways, is a Hulu exclusive, not Netflix. Polygon. Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved on October 10, 2017.
- ↑ Goldberg, Lesley (May 3, 2017). Marvel's 'Runaways,' From 'The O.C.' Creators, Ordered to Series at Hulu. The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 3, 2017. Retrieved on May 3, 2017.
- ↑ Strom, Marc (February 2, 2017). 'Marvel's Runaways' Finds Its Cast. Marvel.com. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved on February 2, 2017.
- ↑ Radish, Christina (November 1, 2017). ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ EPs on Bringing “‘The O.C.’ of the Marvel Universe” to Life on Hulu. Collider. Archived from the original on November 2, 2017. Retrieved on November 2, 2017.
- ↑ Dinh, Christine (February 9, 2017). 'Marvel's Runaways' Sets Remaining Cast For Television Project With Hulu. Marvel.com. Archived from the original on February 9, 2017. Retrieved on February 9, 2017.