Marvel and Hulu hit series Runaways finds the gang living up to their name in the Season 2 trailer. It's safe to say that Season 1 of the series didn't have much running away in it. Instead, it laid the groundwork for the series, showing off the troublesome family relationships, which came to a point on the climactic final episode. While some comic book fans were turned off at the slow pace of Season 1, the new season is set to truly introduce the characters and their abilities.
Runaways Season 2 features the gang on the run and finding shelter in their new hideout. In the comics, the hideout is called the Hostel, which is where the series took its inspiration. Executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz say that this new season is more of a "cat-and-mouse" game with a war going on. Schwartz had this to say about the hideout.
"It was originally built in the 1920s by a magician. It was lived in for many years, (but) perhaps sometime in the 60s or 70s there was an earthquake or mudslide that made it uninhabitable. We wanted it to be our equivalent of, like, the Batcave."
The Runaways Season 2 trailer is full of action and introduces a new character, Topher, who will be familiar to fans of the original comics. Josh Schwartz says, "He's not all that he appears to be," when talking about Topher. Elsewhere, the team is struggling to work together and use their powers for good, which proves to be more difficult than initially thought. While some argue that there were some issues with pacing in Season 1, it looks like Season 2 will not have that issue. Other fans were happy that the show was taking its time to introduce the characters and the overall storyline.
Runaways stars Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Annie Wersching, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Ever Carradine, James Marsters, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi, Kip Pardue, and Julian McMahon. The show is executive produced by series showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C. and Gossip Girl) along with Marvel's Head of Television, Jeph Loeb. The series has been praised for sticking close to the original source material as well as for the changes that it has made as well.
Marvel's Runaways premieres exclusively on Hulu December 21st, and all of the episodes will be available to stream on that day. The premiere date is perfect for younger fans of the series who will be on winter break when the show returns, which means that binge watching will be a lot easier without any school to worry about. In addition to all of the action that Season 2 promises, it also boasts the biggest sets that Marvel TV has constructed to date, giving the series an even more impressive look from last season. If all goes well, a Season 3 announcement will be made after the new season premiere. You can check out the trailer for Runaways Season 2 below, thanks to the Hulu YouTube channel.