Marvel Television, now having produced programming for both ABC, Netflix, and currently working on a series with Freeform, now has its sights set on Hulu.
Announced today at Deadline, Marvel Television and ABC Signature are teaming up with Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to bring Runaways to life at the streaming network.
The series, created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, has long been rumored for a film adaptation with a script that’s been bouncing around the outside of Kevin Feige’s thoughts for a while – with a concept, six teenagers having to unite against their supervillain parents, that’s pretty dynamite.
Schwartz, who also created The O.C., apparently getting right to the point by saying: “I’m a long-time fan of Runaways and couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life.”
He and Savage will serve as showrunners for the series, which they’ll also executive produce along with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Marvel doesn’t really have a “teen/young adult” focused show as such, so this may fill that gap, given the pedigree of the creative talent involved.
No air date has been announced as of yet, but this adds yet one more feather into Marvel TV’s cap.
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