Marvel’s Runaways returns to Hulu on Dec. 21, with 13 brand new episodes based on the comics series originally created by Brian K. Vaughan in the early aughts. After an explosive season one finale (literally), the runaways — Gert (Ariela Barer), Nico (Lyrica Okano), Karolina (Virginia Gardner), Alex (Rhenzy Feliz), Chase (Gregg Sulkin) and Molly (Allegra Acosta) — are facing off against their parents, Jonah, and whatever’s hiding at the bottom of that huge construction pit in season two.
In an extended trailer released on Nov. 29 via Entertainment Weekly, we see the runaways learning to use their burgeoning superpowers, rising tensions between them and their parents, and the stuff that makes everything heavy feel bearable: humor, Gert’s pet dinosaur Old Lace, and of course, a little romance. (Who’s ready for more Karolina and Nico? That kiss!)
Check out the new trailer below.
EW also revealed a first look at the runaways’ underground lair, an abandoned, dust-filled mansion known as the Hostel in the comics. There, they meet series newcomer Topher (Jan Luis Castellanos), a vampire from the comics.
“This year is much more the cat-and-mouse [game] and the two sides going to war,” said co-executive producer Stephanie Savage. “[The hideout is] in Griffith Park. It was originally built in the 1920s by a magician. It was lived in for many years, [but] perhaps sometime in the ’60s or ’70s there was an earthquake or mudslide that made it uninhabitable.”
Co-executive producer Josh Schwartz added, “We wanted it to be our equivalent of, like, the Batcave.”
Savage also told EW that the runaways will see some killer new fashion thanks to a closet they find in the mansion: “There’s the perfect wide-legged 1970s jeans for Karolina and the perfect leather jacket for Gert and an adorable tiny tuxedo jacket for Nico. So everything you’d want from every era is hiding in that closet.”
This new space will surely add more nuance to season two, wherein the runaways are finally living up to their name. Check out the photos of the lair below.
Finally, there’s also a new poster for season two, including the tagline, “We hold the power now.” Whatever happens now, it’s sure to be absolutely epic. Be sure to check out Runaways season two on Dec. 21, only on Hulu.
Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic whose work has been featured on Bustle, The Mary Sue, SheKnows, The Tempest, Rogues Portal, and elsewhere. She mostly writes intersectional pop culture analysis with a particular focus on representation of LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. Samantha is also the co-creator of Fatventure Mag, an outdoors zine for fat women and non-binary creators who are into being active, but not into toxic weight-loss culture. She lives in Rhode Island with her spouse and cats.