Hulu gets ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ series from ‘O.C.,’ ‘Gossip Girl’ creators
Hulu is getting into business with Marvel.
The streaming service has ordered a pilot for “Marvel’s Runaways” from “Gossip Girl” creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Though Hulu has not greenlit the project to series at this point, sources say Hulu ordered a full season script, in addition to the pilot. Deadline first reported the deal.
“Marvel’s Runways” is a younger-skewing superhero story, centering around a group of teenagers who discover that their parents are in an evil crime organization. Schwartz and Savage will co-write and serve as showrunners for the series, which will follow six teens who can’t stand each other but must unite against a common foe — their parents.
The “Runaways” comic book series was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona.
“I’m a long-time fan of ‘Runaways’ and couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life,” Schwartz says.
Savage adds, “Josh and I can’t wait to get to work for Marvel and Hulu.”
“Runaways” marks the first Marvel property for Hulu. Marvel has a full slate of streaming shows at Netflix with “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” plus the upcoming “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” “The Punisher” and “The Defenders.”