The highly anticipated television adaptation of Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ has cast all six lead characters…
The popular Marvel series ‘Runaways’ will come to life in a new series on Hulu with executive producer Josh Schwartz — best known for his work on ‘Chuck’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ — as well as co-creator Brian K. Vaughan serving as a consultant on the show.
‘Runaways’ tells the story of six teenagers who are forced to band together after discovering that their parents are part of a secret society of super powered villains. To add to their troubles, each of the kids starts discovering that they’ve inherited abilities from their evil parents, who are now searching for them far and wide.
On Thursday, Marvel announced casting for the six leads in the series for the new series that will debut on Hulu.
Take a look along with character descriptions:
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.
Of course there is still more casting to come including the parents to these six ‘Runaways’ who make up the evil organization known as ‘The Pride’. Stay tuned for more detail on this upcoming Marvel series ahead of production and the debut on Hulu.