Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hulu Orders Pilot for Drama 'Runaways' Based on the Marvel Comic Book Series

Hulu is the latest network getting into business with Marvel - joining ABC, FX and Netflix. The streaming service has given a pilot order to drama Runaways based on the fan-favorite comic book series created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. 

Runaways tells the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe - their parents, who are part of an evil crime organization.

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl, The OC) developed the series and will serve as showrunners for the first season. They will executive produce with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Lis Rowinski will serve as a producer. Marvel Television, ABC Signature and Fake Empire will produce.

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

"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.

"Josh and I can't wait to get to work for Marvel and Hulu," added Savage.

UPDATE (2:45PM) - It was first reported that Hulu had given a series order to Runaways. Now, it has been confirmed that it is just a pilot pickup with a script order for the remainder of the first season.