Hulu isn't a slouch when it comes to bringing Netflix competition. The streaming sites are well-known rivals, and Hulu is making up some ground to compete against Netflix's slew of superhero titles. Thanks to Marvel, Hulu will house its own original superhero series about the Runaways. The website gave a slew of updates about the teen-centered series today. And, now, reports have surfaced which say that Marvel's Runaways will have its debut later this year.
Hulu dropped today's news about Runaways at its a company-wide presentation. A bit of first-look footage was released to the public along with a new logo and cast photo. In a recent report by ScreenRant, the site also says the streaming platform plans to debut the show sometime this winter. There is no definite word on whether that timeframe may run into January 2018, but fans hope the show will hit the Internet in November-December 2017.
With a winter release looming ahead of it, the Runaways series will enter full-on production soon. Shooting began for the show's pilot episode back in February under the working title "Rugrats" before it wrapped in March. Hulu announced it had picked up the show for an entire season, so the series' cast and crew will reunite soon to get more episodes finished.
If Hulu is able to get Runaways out at the end of this year, it will join a very busy winter for Marvel Studios. The Defenders and The Punisher are slated to debut on Netflix before 2018 comes around, and Inhumans will begin its IMAX partnership this September. Thor: Ragnarok will also make its theatrical debut this November after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
You can read up on the show's synopsis below:
"Runaways follows a group of six teenagers in the Marvel universe - Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, Molly Hayes, Chase Stein, Alex Wilder, and Gertrude Yorkes - who discover that their parents are secretly members of a supervillain cabal called The Pride. After deciding they're no longer safe in their own homes, the kids go on the run. In the midst of hiding from their elders, the teens learn about themselves and become a family of their own."
"Marvel's Runaways" is executive produced by series showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage ("THE O.C.," "GOSSIP GIRL") along with Marvel's Head of Television, Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Luke Cage," "Marvel's Iron Fist") and Jim Chory ("Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Jessica Jones.") Fake Empire's Lis Rowinski will produce as well. Marvel's Runaways is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.