Filming on Marvel’s Runaways has now wrapped, a full month before the official series premiere. The new series, hailing from showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Chuck, Gossip Girl) and slated to debut late next month, will be the first Marvel TV show to air on Hulu.
To celebrate the end of filming on Season 1 (while the trailer was released online, the pilot for the 10-episode series was screened for the assembled crowd at New York Comic Con and received some highly positive buzz), show stars James Marsters (who plays Victor Stein) and Angel Parker (Catherine Wilder) took to social media to share pics from the wrap party:
Based on Marvel’s superhero comic book title Runaways from Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, the Hulu series follows six teenagers who — after accidentally stumbling upon their parents doing some sort of sacrifice in the basement — discover their folks form an evil group of supervillains called The Pride. And it's up to the kids to stop them with the help of former Doctor Doom himself Julian McMahon.
Here’s a sample of what’s been said about Marvel’s Runaways following the screening of the pilot: “Runaways has a solid opening episode that sets up the basic beginning of the series while also making each of the kids feel fleshed out and real” — Bleeding Cool.
“If I had to compare the Runaways to something it would be the Marvel Netflix television shows, which yes that is a pretty tall order. The show embraces its ensemble cast to tell a story about the importance of relationships while expertly incorporating the show’s setting of Los Angeles. Hulu’s Runaways may have a few changes from the comic book, but it never forgets the essence of what made the source material so important.” — Newsarama.
“Marvel’s Runaways delivers a promising start with its adolescent, coming-of-age story where a group of teenagers find out their parents are super villains. Finally, a reason to be angry with your parents that doesn’t have to do with homework or chores. Sometimes the show leans a bit too much into melodrama, but otherwise it captures the essence of the excellent source material and knowingly plays to its biggest strength: it’s completely unlike anything else currently in the superhero TV genre” — IGN.
After ABC (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Inhumans, Agent Carter), Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders), and Freeform (the upcoming New Warriors and Cloak and Dagger), Hulu is now the fourth TV home for Marvel shows (not counting The Gifted on Fox and Legion on FX, which are X-Men spinoffs done in collaboration with Fox). And while ABC and Netflix target the older crowd, the Freeform and Hulu series are principally geared toward a younger audience.
Marvel’s Runaways premieres on Nov. 21, 2017, on Hulu. Are you looking forward to the new weekly series?