Buffy's James Marsters joins Hulu's Runaways series

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Feb 10, 2017

The cast for Marvel and Hulu’s Runaways series continues to come together, and they’ve added some familiar faces to play the super-teens’ super-villain parents.

TV Line reports James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Annie Wersching (24, Timeless), Kevin Weisman (Alias), Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives), Ever Carradine (Major Crimes), Ryan Sands (The Wire), Angel Parker (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Brittany Ishibashi (Emily Owens M.D.), James Yaegashi (Broadway’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan) will play The Pride in the live-action series. Marsters and Carradine play Victor and Janet Stein; Wersching and Pardue play Leslie and Frank Dean; Weisman and Brannagh play Dale and Stacey Yorkes; Sands and Parker play Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder; and Ishibashi and Yaegashi play Tina and Robert Minoru.

“This cast is an abundance of riches. We are so excited to have assembled our Pride, though for the fate of humanity we should be very concerned…,” executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage said in a statement.

Looking back to the comics, The Pride is a consortium of villains made up of the Runaways’ parents, and Hulu has certainly assembled a wide-ranging group of stars to bring them to life. It’ll be great to see Marsters back in a genre series, along with Alias alum Weisman. The series is executive-produced by co-showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C., Gossip Girl).

What do you think of the casting? Is this The Pride you were expecting?