Marvel's Runaways Cast Hulu

Marvel's Runaways: Hulu Series Casts Faking It's Gregg Sulkin, 5 Others

It’s time to meet every parent’s worst nightmare. (Well, every evil parent, anyway.)

Marvel on Thursday announced the cast of its upcoming Hulu series based on the popular Runaways comics, which tell the story of “six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.”

The cast includes: Gregg Sulkin (Faking It) as lacrosse star Chase Stein, a brilliant engineer trapped in the body of a dumb (hot) jock; Rhenzy Feliz (Casual) as “loud-and-proud nerd” Alex Wilder, who longs to “reunite his childhood group of friends”; Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as angsty Wiccan Nico Minoru, whose goth style masks an inner loneliness; Virginia Gardner (Goat) as Karolina Dean, whose “veneer of privilege and perfection” is challenged by her “newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires”; Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, a “purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot grrrl”; and Allegra Acosta (Just Add Magic) as Molly Hernandez, “the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group.”

“The fun and chemistry that this group of talented actors create is wonderful and we’re so excited to bring these beloved characters to life,” Marvel Television boss Jeph Loeb said in a statement.

Loeb will executive-produce Marvel’s Runaways alongside showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl, The O.C.). Runaways comic co-creator Brian K. Vaughn will serve as an executive consultant.

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  1. Johnny Karate says:


  2. hipper says:

    this guy looks like the kid from The Real O’Neals.

  3. Josh says:

    I hope Chase isn’t the lead. Alex and Nick are, not the hot guy

    • pharruda says:

      You mean Nico. And the comics had no lead, from what I remember it was an ensemble story with no clear point of view. If Alex and Nico were the leads everybody would see*that* twist coming

  4. Wordsmith says:

    Interesting that they chose to change Chase from a slacker-stoner to a jock-hottie. Not inherently a better or worse choice; just a very different archetype.

  5. Nathan Everett says:

    Set in the MCU?

    • Velocisexual says:

      Most likely officially part of the MCU, but in reality there will be little to no crossover with the other shows or movies.

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting of actors to play the main characters on the show. Looking forward to see the cast photos of the cast as the characters and the trailer. It’s exciting to have a Marvel show on Hulu!

  7. Berrylicious says:

    Ugh… I’m gonna give it a try but the cast and story better be really good to distract me from Sulkin, whom I really don’t like. I read all the comics and really liked them so I was looking forward to this show.

  8. ScottJ says:

    Who in earth did Rhenzy Feliz play in Teen Wolf? I can’t find a single mention of it online.

  9. Boiler says:

    Since Netflix has pushed Jessica Jones, one of the 2 original shows I bother with on Netflix, to 2018 because they don’t want to overdo Marvel, this just slaps of stupidity. Unfortunately gives their subscribers no real way to complain to them.

  10. Gabs says:

    Those character descriptions… they should just change the name of this show to “Failing Pile of Liberal Garbage.”

  11. lrdslvrhnd says:

    If they don’t have Molly’s dinosaur, I’m out. It’s as simple as that.

    • Marvelmoonknight says:

      You mean Gert’s Dinosaur right? Molly has super strength while Gertrude’s parents were time travelers and brought back Old Lace for her in the comics…

      • lrdslvrhnd says:

        Sure, if you say so. It’s been a while lol I woulda sworn it was Molly’s.
        But really, I don’t care whose dinosaur it is, if they don’t have it, I’m out *g*

  12. brianna says:

    I really love all the cast that is playing in the runaway marvel movie! I can’t wait to see it! thank you for the update!