It’s been in the works for a while, now, but Hulu has finally confirmed that it’s getting into the Marvel business. Marvel’s cult series Runaways, created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona, will be arriving on the service later this year. And, so far, what we’ve seen looks note perfect.
For those not members of the Merry Marvel Marching Society, Runaways follows six teenagers who discover their dorky suburban parents are all members of the Pride, a group of supervillains bent on world domination. They discover their latent superpowers, or at least uncover some technology they can use, and head for the hills, with their parents right behind them. Not helping their flight, however, is the traitor among the group they have to sniff out.
The show comes from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, veterans of The OC and Gossip Girl, who know their teen drama. They’ve stuck close to the comics, however; fans will instantly recognize the whole crew from one still photo, which is no mean feat. And it also appears the show is being allowed to do its own thing; there don’t appear to be many connections to the wider Marvel universe, so far, despite the fact that a Runaways character pops up in Doctor Strange as a henchman, among other Easter eggs. But we’ll find out soon enough: The show is headed for Hulu this winter.