Marvel's Runaways Season 1 is a 2018 live-action superhero television series based on the Marvel Comics team by the same name. It was created by Marvel Television and 20th Century Fox Television on Freeform. It is the first show on the network to take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first episode airing January 8th 2018.
The Runaways were one of Marvel Comics most well received new superhero properties since their debut in the early 2000s. Seeing the potential the team had as a coming of age story, Kevin Feige had a script be drafted for Marvel Studios in the event that if The Avengers underperformed the studio would have another team to invest in instead. In 2012, when The Avengers turned out to be a smash hit plans for the Runaways were put on the back burner. As the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 onward began to move in a more fantastical and cosmic direction Feige had little faith the Runaways would be able to receive a proper integration anytime soon.
Still believing the property to have potential and to relieve the film division from pressure to add them, Marvel Studios allowed their subsidiary, Marvel Television, to instead make the Runaways a TV show. Jeph Loeb was up to the task and used the Runaways as a means to bring Marvel content to the young adult centric channel, Freeform. Believing that if Runaways turned out to be successful it could open the door for other teenage heroes getting shows as well. In late 2016, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage were hired as showrunners and began production on the Runaways Pilot, which impressed the network so much it was eventually renewed for an entire ten episode season.
Filming for the season began in 2017 and the first episode was released January 8th 2018.
- Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder
- Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru
- Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein
- Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean
- Ariela Barer as Gertrude "Gert" Yorkes
- Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez
- Ryan Sands as Geoffrey Wilder
- Angel Parker as Catherine Wilder
- Brittany Ishibashi as Tina Minoru
- James Yaegashi as Robert Minoru
- James Marsters as Victor Stein
- Ever Carradine as Janet Stein
- Annie Wersching as Leslie Dean
- Kip Pardue as Frank Dean
- Brigid Brannagh as Stacey Yorkes
- Kevin Weisman as Dale Yorkes