Netflix is the home to most Marvel shows, but Hulu is about to jump on board in November with the release of Marvel's Runaways and we now have our first look at the series courtesy of Hulu. Hulu released the first trailer of the anticipated series this weekend to coincide with the New York Comic-Con where the first episode of the series we premiered to those lucky enough to be in attendance. The show looks to be aimed towards a younger, "edgy" audience with a young cast with some salty language as the kids uncover a secret about their parents.
First off, the short trailer looks good. But there are a few changes to the comic series including aging Molly up to be the same age as the rest of the cast, which could lead to some significant changes to her story arc when compared to the comics. Some have already pointed out their frustrations that the directors did not cast a larger actress for the part of Gert, who is a bigger in the comics, something that a lot of people looked up to and what made Runaways stand apart. The trailer also does not look as dark as the comics, which isn't surprising.
The show is based off of the 2003 Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona comic book series The Runaways, and this trailer introduces us to six teenagers who discover that their parents are members of The Pride, a group of supervillains. After witnessing some sort of ritual, they're shocked at what they see, and begin to work out what their next steps are, while they come to grips with superpowers of their own. The comics are pretty dark, so it will be interesting to see just exactly how Hulu pulls of the series. Early, spoiler-free, reviews have called the show promising with one reviewer claiming that it's Hulu's Stranger Things.
Judging by the trailer, the show draws its influences from late-nineties in movies like The Craft and The Faculty. Additionally, Runaways comes from the creative team behind The O.C. and Gossip Girl, so you can also expect plenty of snappy dialogue, self-deprecating humor, and pop-culture references. The series is reportedly a part of the MCU, but it is unclear how this will fit in with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe unless they show up in Midtown to chill with Tom Holland's Spider-Man character. While one review called the pilot "Hulu's Stranger Things," it is definitely not apparent in the trailer.
The new series stars newcomers Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano Nico Minoru, Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein, and Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez. Filming started back in February of this year and production is expected to wrap in a few weeks. Marvel's Runaways is set to premier exclusively to the Hulu streaming platform on November 21st, 2017, but you can check out the first trailer for the series courtesy of Hulu's official YouTube channel below.