Hulu is the latest network to enter the Marvel universe. The streaming service has ordered a pilot plus additional scripts for Marvel’s Runaways, an adaptation of the comic books which hails from Gossip Girl co-creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
Based on the comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Marvel’s Runaways tells the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe after they discover that their parents are evil.
The project is set up as a co-production between Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Schwartz and Savage will pen the script and will also executive produce and, assuming it goes to series, serve as showrunners. Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will also serve as executive producers, while Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski is attached to produce.
“We’ve known the Runaways’ story would make great television,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer 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.”
With this pilot and script order, Marvel now has a fairly broad base of TV series. In addition to existing series at ABC (Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Netflix (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist, Marvel’s The Defenders and Marvel’s The Punisher); the company recently got a series order for Legion from FX and are developing projects for ABC and Fox.