Hulu is officially entering the crowded comic-book arena, handing a formal series order to Marvel’s Runaways, from executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C.).
Based on the comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, the live-action Runways tells the coming-of-age story of a disparate group of teenagers who, per the streaming service, “must unite against a common foe — their parents.” For those unfamiliar with the source material, the ‘rents are revealed to be part of a crime organization known as “The Pride,” which hosts an annual “charity” gathering that serves as a meeting place for nefarious time-travelers, wizards, mad scientists, aliens and mutants. It is slated to premiere in late 2017/early 2018.
In addition, Hulu has also announced a straight-to-series order for The First (working title), a co-production with the UK’s Channel 4, from executive producer Beau Willimon (House of Cards). The futuristic drama chronicles the first human mission to Mars and the “challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization.” Production is scheduled to begin later this year, with an eye on a 2018 debut.
Are you looking forward to Marvel’s Runaways? Does the out-of-this-world premise of Beau Willimon’s House of Cards pique your interest? Drop your thoughts in a comment below.
Lovely! I loved the comic book and was always sad that it stopped where it did, so I’m really looking forward to this show.
I’m confused as to why this is news. The cast was announced months ago. Did it get dropped and then picked up again or something?
It was originally a pilot. This is the series order
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Winter 2018? When exactly is that?
I was thinking the same thing. Could be Jan/Feb or we’ll have to wait until Nov/Dec of next year. But considering it’s only May, I would think probably sooner than later.
Updated: late 2017/early 2018
Happy the show got a series order from Hulu today! Can’t wait to see the show next year!
Does this mean Queen of Shadows isn’t going forward? This seems like a good time to announce if it was…