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FIRST LOOK: Here’s the team and first teaser for Marvel and Hulu’s Runaway series

May 3rd, 2017 by Marc Comments

Hulu has released the first trailer for their upcoming Runaways TV series based on the Marvel comics at their Upfronts Presentation where they showcase new shows.

The teaser, which was recorded at the event, isn’t as clear as we’d like but it certainly gives us an idea of the flavour of the show which focuses on a group of kids who find out their parents are part of a villainous organisation: “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.”

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The cast of the show, outlined below, are all featured in the teaser and we have to say, we can’t wait to see more:

Rhenzy Felix (Teen Wolf, Casual) as Alex Wilder, “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) as Nico Minoru. “[She]–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, described as “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. “[Gert] 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, 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.”

Scroll down for your first look at the team (below) and the teaser at the bottom of the page. Still no word on wether or not this is part of the larger MCU.

Runaways has been ordered to a full series by Hulu… so once again, the MCU is getting bigger by the day almost.

Runaways is expected to premiere on Hulu in 2018.

And here’s the teaser trailer which, despite being pretty poor quality certainly gives the impression this could be a seriously fun show:

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….