Do you ever feel like there are maybe too many TV shows right now set in the Marvel world? Honestly, same! Currently, there are seven Marvel-set series, ranging from Netflix’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones, to ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to Fox’s The Gifted, and FX’s Legion…the list goes on.
If you’re still like, “Man, I could use at least one more!” good news. Hulu is jumping on the Marvel TV train, and going to release their own take on the world of S.H.I.E.L.D., mutants, and Inhumans with Runaways.
Runaways, based on the Marvel comic of the same name, follows a group of teenagers. The thing about this group — Alex (Rhenzy Feliz), Nico (Lyrica Okano), Karolina (Virginia Gardner), Gert (Ariela Barer), Chase (Gregg Sulkin), and Molly (Allegra Acosta) — is that they don’t know they have powers. They don’t know their parents have powers. They don’t think anything is out of the ordinary, until they accidentally see their parents perform a sacrificial ritual and realize mom and dad are actually supervillians. Awkward.
This group of supervillians, The Pride, is less than thrilled to realize their kids are in on their secret. And the kids — wait for it — go on the run as they try to stop their parents and right their wrongs. As you do when you realize your parents are, like, evil aliens and mutants.
Also there’s a Deinonychus dinosaur named Old Lace, who shares a ~connection~ with teen Gert, making this so far the only Marvel series to feature a dinosaur. I’m just saying, this might already be the best Marvel show, because dinosaur. Also because Agent Carter was canceled and Jessica Jones still won’t be back until next year.
Runaways drops onto Hulu on November 21st, which gives you plenty of time to get your hands on the comic and catch up before you watch.