Hulu is Getting Its Own Marvel TV Series

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 - 2:55PM
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 - 2:55PM
Hulu is Getting Its Own Marvel TV Series
It's not easy for Marvel fans to keep up with TV adaptations of their favorite characters. Given that we've already got a Marvel universe on Netflix, while ABC has Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with Damage Control in the works, and FX will soon have Legion, there's quite a lot of channel/platform hopping involved in staying up to date. With even more shows planned for the next year or so, there's never been a better (or more stressful) time to be a fan of various Marvel favorites whether they be owned by Fox or Marvel itself. Unfortunately, if you want to keep up with every single Marvel TV show, you're soon going to have to have subscriptions to multiple streaming providers, because Hulu announced today that they've just bought a pilot for an adaptation of the popular Runaways comic series.

Started by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona back in 2003, Runaways charts the adventures of a group of teenagers who learn that their parents are actually part of an evil collective of superpowered beings called 'The Pride'. Disgusted by The Pride's exploits, which include ritual sacrifices of humans, the children decide to runaway and implicate their parents for their crimes. It's a wacky, but entertaining series that has even seen Marvel legend Joss Whedon write a number of issues. Oh, and did we mention there are telepathic dinosaurs and aliens involved?

Interestingly, the pilot comes from Gossip Girl creators, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who also gave us The OC, so you know they're at least going to be able to nail the teen drama aspect of this show. 

Runaways was once the subject of a planned movie adaptation, but a few years ago that idea was shelved in favor of other projects. But, Kevin Feige's loss is Jeph Loeb's gain, and Marvel's Head of Television is clearly happy to see the project getting underway.

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"We've known the Runaways' story would make great television," said 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."
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