With a stream of huge films and hit TV shows, Marvel are on fire. In addition to this, it was recently announced that Marvel would adapt Runaways for TV. As well as Marvel shows Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, fans are eagerly anticipating the TV release of the teen-centred comicbook. To make things even more exciting, on Marvel’s official website, the studio have now announced the cast.
Marvel’s Runaways looks at an unlikely alliance of teenagers who are brought together to defeat a common enemy: their parents. Here’s Marvel‘s official synopsis for the show:
“Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? “Marvel’s Runaways” is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.”
You can see the full announced cast below:
Rhenzy Feliz – Alex Wilder
According to Marvel:
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 – Nico Minoru
On Nico Minoru, Marvel say:
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 – Karolina Dean
Virginia Gardner’s character, Karolina Dean has:
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 – Gert Yorkes
Ariela’s character, according to Marvel, is a real riot girl:
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 – Chase Stein
Gregg Sulkin is playing the “high school heartthrob”, Marvel add:
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 – Molly Hernandez
Here’s what Marvel had to say about Acosta’s Molly Hernandez:
“youngest and most innocent member of her friend group, is known for her peppy positivity and a deep yearning to belong.”
With O.C and Gossip Girl writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on board the project is definitely in safe hands. We still don’t have an official release date for the Runaways show yet. Although announcing the cast is definitely a step in the right direction. For now, we’ll have to hold tight and wait for more details to emerge.
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