Marvel's latest foray into television is *finally* available for streaming on Hulu. But if you're thinking it's just another superhero show, you'll be getting more sci-fi from Runaways than you expected. And the producers of the show are intending to keep the storylines of the first run of characters going for as long as they can.
The tale of Marvel's Runaways is one of teenage angst, family drama, and superpowers. When a group of teenagers discovers their parents are in fact evil, they run away (hence the name). Oh yeah, and they also have powers.
In an interview with /Film, showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage discussed the conflict seen in the first season, along with whether additional runaways will make an appearance on the show (they will). But for now, they're just planning to expand the first run of the Marvel comic book, said Schwartz.
"Our whole thing was how do we open that up, live inside that story for as long as possible? Because the conflict between parent and kids is so good. It will evolve. It will change. Dynamics will shift. Alliances will be forged. It will not be the static story. We want to live with that as our central conflict for as long as we can."
Schwartz and Savage are well known for their work on TV shows centering around teens and their parents (The OC, Gossip Girl). So they should have no problem finding interesting ways to mine parent/child relationships for a while. The pair also confirmed that the parents will still present a threat even after Season 1. Fans of Runaways should be happy to hear the producers are thinking in the long term.
New episodes of Marvel's Runaways stream Tuesdays on Hulu.