Originally announced in August, Marvel's teen superhero team The Runaways received the green-light to become it's very own show on the online streaming service Hulu. The show is based on the cult classic comic series of the same name which was written by Brian K. Vaughn and drawn by Adrian Alphona. The comic is about a group of kids who find out that their parents are super villains part of a group called "The Pride", after learning this the kids decide to run away, use the powers that many of them have inherited from their parents for the betterment of mankind. Now that we know the backstory of this group, lets look at the cast list that was announced on February 2nd, 2017.
1. Rhenzy Felix
Starring in the show Teen Wolf, Rhenzy Felix will be playing Alex Wilder, the group's local genius. Though Alex doesn't have any super powers, he has more than enough intelligence to make up for it.
2. Lyrica Okano
Starring in the show The Affair, Lyrica Okano will be playing Nico Minoru. Nico is a witch that casts spells using her staff, she's also the token goth of the team.
3. Ariela Barer
Starring in the show New Girl, Ariela Barer will play Gertrude "Gert" Yorkes. While Gert doesn't have any superpowers, she is telepathically linked to a friggin dinosaur which is the coolest, and weirdest fucking thing I've ever heard.
4. Allegra Acosta
Starring in Nickelodeon's 100 things to do before High School and Amazon's Just Add Magic, Allegra Acosta will be playing Molly Hernandez (in the comics she's know as Molly Hayes). In the comics Molly is a mutant with, but considering that Fox owns the X-Men and in turn the mutants of Marvel, we will see what type of superpowers Molly will have in Hulu's iteration of the team.
5. Gregg Sulkin
Starring in the immensely popular but now cancelled show Faking It, Gregg Sulking will be playing Chase Stein. Upon learning that his parents are mad scientists that are part of "The Pride", Chase steals one of his father's inventions and runs away from his family with the Runaways.
6. Virginia Gardner
Starring in the show The Goldbergs and the movie Project Almanac, Virginia Gardner will be playing Karolina Dean. Karolina is an alien, but she she only finds this out when she discovers that her parents are evil aliens that invaded the Earth.
Even though filming started this month, we have yet to learn of a set release date for Hulu's iteration of The Runaways, nor do we have any confirmation if The Runaways will play a role in the ever expanding MCU. What we do know is that the series will have Brian K. Vaughn as an executive consultant for the series and will be created together by Marvel's Jeph Loeb, Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl), and Josh Schwartz (The OC).