It looks like Hulu is jumping on the Marvel train with RUNAWAYS, a drama based on the popular comic books. The VOD giant ordered a pilot and additional scripts for the adaptation from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
Runaways was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona and follows a group of six diverse teenagers who don’t get along. But when they find out all their parents are part of an evil crime organization, they must band together in order to fight against them.
“I’m a long-time fan of Runaways and couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life,” said Schwartz in a statement.
EP and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb adds, “We’ve known the Runaways’ story would make great television and being lucky enough to have Josh and Stephanie — who have time and again created shows that speak so genuinely to this exact audience — write and produce the series is nothing short of remarkable.”
Schwartz and Savage will serve as showrunners of the series and will executive produce alongside Loeb and Jim Chory. Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire is also set to produce.
In addition to Gossip Girl, Schwartz and Savage have produced many television series including Hart of Dixie and The Astronaut Wives Club.
Both are repped by WME.
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This news was first reported by Deadline.