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Marvel is expanding its TV presence yet again with the announcement that Hulu is developing a show based on The Runaways comic.
It was revealed on Thursday via Deadline that Hulu is developing The Runaways for a series with Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage in conjunction with Marvel Television and ABC Signature. This would be the first Marvel property for Hulu, but it makes sense as ABC is part owner of the Hulu service.
Based on the comic by the same name created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Runaways tells the story of six teenagers who discover their parents are actually super-villains and are about to enact a plan that could bring about the end of the world. The teens decide to discover their own powers and inheritances, and take on their folks before they can carry out their plan.
“I’m a long-time fan of Runaways and couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life,” said Schwartz. Savage went on to add, “Josh and I can’t wait to get to work for Marvel and Hulu.”
“We’ve known the Runaways‘ story would make great television,” said Jeph Loeb, EP and Head of Marvel Television, “and being lucky enough to have Josh and Stephanie — who have time and again created shows that speak so genuinely to this exact audience — write and produce the series is nothing short of remarkable.”
This will be Marvel’s seventh television series with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. over at ABC and Netflix having Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and the recently announced Punisher.
Source: Deadline .