Runaways Cast Revealed By Marvel And Hulu
Marvel's Cloak and Dagger series has received a great deal of attention lately, but with the shooting date quickly approaching, Marvel has announced the cast of its upcoming Hulu series Runaways.
The cast includes Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf, Casual) as Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okana (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, Virginia Gardner (Goat) as Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin (Faking It) as Chase Stein, and Allegra Acosta (100 Things To Do Before High School) as Molly Hernandez (via Marvel). To get to know more about each character, you can check out the character descriptions below.
"Rhenzy Feliz ("Teen Wolf," "Casual") as Alex Wilder is a loud-and-proud nerd. Admittedly a bit of a loner, Alex spends much of his free-time playing video games, but deep down, what he wants most is to reunite his childhood group of friends"
"Lyrica Okano ("The Affair," "Unforgettable") Nico Minoru – tough, intelligent, and independent – embodies teenage angst. A budding "Wiccan," Nico's carefully crafted goth appearance isolates her from her peers and family, but maybe what she really needs is someone to talk to."
"Virginia Gardner ("Goat," "Little Bitches") as Karolina Dean, model-perfect exterior with a lot going on behind her professionally whitened smile, is burdened by the lofty expectations and responsibilities put upon her by her parents. Underneath her veneer of privilege and perfection, Karolina is experiencing a newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires."
"Ariela Barer ("New Girl," "One Day at a Time") as Gert Yorkes is a purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot grrrl. Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings. "
"Gregg Sulkin ("Faking It," "Don't Hang Up," "Anti Social") as Chase Stein is a lacrosse-playing, high school heartthrob. While many write him off as a dumb jock, Chase exhibits flashes of untapped brilliance in engineering, not unlike his wildly successful father's."
"Allegra Acosta ("100 Things to do Before High School," "Just Add Magic") as Molly Hernandez, the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group, is known for her peppy positivity and a deep yearning to belong."
Exective producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said of the cast "The fun and chemistry that this group of talented actors create is wonderful and we're so excited to bring these beloved characters to life."
The synopsis can be found 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.
"Marvel's Runaways" for Hulu is based on the Marvel comics created by the award- team of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. The book has won an Eisner, a Harvey and was featured as one of the Young Adult Library Services Association's best books for young adults.
Runaways is set to start shooting on February 13, and does not currently have a release date.
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