Hulu has ordered Marvel’s Runaways, being created by Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage, Marvel Television and ABC Signature.
The Runaways comic was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, and features a group of teenagers who discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization. The comic debuted in 2003 as part of Marvel’s Tsunami imprint
“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.
Added Savage, “Josh and I can’t wait to get to work for Marvel and Hulu.”
Schwartz and Savage will serve as showrunners of Marvel’s Runaways, which they executive produce with Loeb (Marvel’s Jessica Jones) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil) Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will produce as well. “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 marks a new avenue for Marvel Television which already has live-action series in development or on air at ABC, Freeform, Fox, FX, and Netflix.