Marvel's fan favorite teen team the Runaways are headed to TV in a deal that will bring them straight to series on the streaming service Hulu.
Created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Runaways tells the story of a group of super-powered children and teenagers who go on the run after discovering that their parents are all secretly part of the same supervillain team. Though the Runaways have been dormant in comic books for some time, they remain fan favorites and several of their members continue to appear in other titles.
Runaways will be produced and written by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the creators of CW's Gossip Girl.
“We’ve known the Runaways‘ story would make great television,” said Jeph Loeb, EP and Head of Marvel Television, “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.”
Hulu is one of the biggest competitors to Netflix, which hosts several Marvel series. It's unclear if Runaways will be connected to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe the way that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been.
No details on a production timeline or debut date were announced.