Marvel’s ‘Runaways’: Marvel Cinematic Universe expands to Hulu with straight-to-series order

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand. On Wednesday, May 3, the online streaming service Hulu announced that it’s getting into the game with a straight-to-series order of “Runaways,” which is expected to debut this winter.

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Based on comic book characters created in 2003, the series follows six teenagers who team up to battle their villainous parents. The pilot will be written by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who previously worked together to develop the teen soap “Gossip Girl” for television. Schwartz also created “The O.C.” and the spy comedy “Chuck,” while Savage developed the short-lived “Astronaut Wives Club.”

The cast for “Runaways” includes Gregg Sulkin (“Faking It”), Ariela Barer (Netflix’s “One Day at a Time”), Rhenzy Feliz (“Casual”), Lyrica Okano (“The Affair”), Virginia Gardner (“The Goldbergs”) and Allegra Acosta (“100 Things to Do Before High School”).

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This is the latest TV expansion for Marvel, whose universe currently includes myriad blockbuster films including “The Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” as well as “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC, a quartet of shows on Netflix (“Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist”) and a pair of upcoming projects at Freeform (“Cloak and Dagger” and “New Warriors”).

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