Marvel looks to expand their streaming media with an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s beloved comic book series Runaways.
A pilot for the series has been ordered by streaming service Hulu, which is partially owned by Marvel’s parent company Disney. Leading the project will be Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage.
Runaways centers on a group of teenagers who discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization. They flee home in an effort to right the wrongs of their parents and encounter numerous heroes in the Marvel Universe. The long running comic book series debuted in 2003 and still continues today.
The potential series would serve to further expand Marvel’s TV presence which already has already launched several successful series with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC and the critically acclaimed series Daredevil and Jessica Jones on streaming giant Netflix. 2017 would see Marvel add a whooping total five new series with Iron Fist, Punisher, and the super-team mashup Defenders all slated to hit Netflix. Teen drama Cloak and Dagger has also been scheduled to premiere on Freeform (formerly ABC Family).
Runaways will mark Marvel’s first streaming series to debut outside of Netflix.