The cult classic Marvel comic ‘Runaways’ will come to life on the small screen through a new series on Hulu….
Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ — a popular comic book that first launched in 2003 — is the latest property being turned into a television show with a series order at Hulu.
The book created by Brian K. Vaughan — who is best known for his books ‘Y: The Last Man’ and ‘Saga’ as well as television work on ‘Lost’ and ‘Under the Dome’ — was a popular series that ran on and off for six years at Marvel and remains a popular title in graphic novel form to this day.
Joss Whedon also wrote for ‘Runaways’ for several issues after Vaughan left the title.
‘Runaways’ tells the story of six children who find out that their parents are part of an evil organization known as “The Pride” and when they discover what’s really happening, the kids runaway together and soon find out that they’ve all inherited powers from their super villain mothers and fathers.
The ‘Runaways’ TV series will be adapted by ‘Chuck’ co-creator Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage — who are best known for their work on ‘The O.C.’ as well as ‘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.”
This will be the first series developed by Marvel Television for Hulu with several shows already airing on Netflix as well as ABC.