If you're waiting for the next big Marvel TV Show, then look no further than Runaways, which is coming to Hulu in November. It's become the talk of New York Comic-Con after its panel provided the first look at the first trailer and the entire cast met with fans.
Based on the original comic book created by Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona, and Christina Strain, Runaways revolved around six neighborhood teenagers discovering that their parents form a super-powered criminal syndicate called the Pride. They quickly become friends, bonded by their strange commonality and discover that they have abilities as well.
Runaways first launched in 2003, taking everyone by surprise, cracking through as a series that satisfied the loyal Marvel Comics readers despite no major ties to the rest of the Marvel Universe and non-comics reading teenagers alike. Hulu is banking on a television series adapting the comics to have the same success, beefing up its Emmy-winning scripted programming. It will be the first of a series of shows developed by Marvel TV and Jeph Loeb aimed at a slightly younger TV crowd and will be followed by Cloak and Dagger and New Warriors.
"Every teenager thinks that their parents are evil ... well, what if your parents actually were?" co-showrunner Josh Schwartz told SYFY WIRE, explaining the concept pitch. "Any teenager can relate, whether their parents grounded them for taking the car or they witnessed their parents sacrificing someone in their basement."
"It's a universal theme… but there are no villains on our show. So you'll have to keep watching," Schwartz added with a grin.
Schwartz and cast members Allegra Acosta (Molly), Rhenzy Feliz (Alex) and Lyrica Okano (Nico) stopped by the SYFY WIRE interview studio at New York Comic Con to preview what fans can expect in Season 1, including a prehistoric dinosaur and the launch pad of the story, when our main characters witness their parents sacrificing people in their basement. They also talked about being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Runaways' inclusive nature and where changes from the comics needed to be made. Virgina Gardner (Karolina), Ariela Barer (Gert) and Gregg Sulkin (Chase) make up the rest of the main cast that will star in the 10-episode Season 1 premiering on Tuesday, November 21.
Check out our interview below and let us know what you think.
Additional reporting by Ernie Estrella.