Casting Behind ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ TV Series Has Arrived
Marvel’s Runaways comic books tackle a thought-provoking issue: what would you do if you discovered your parents were super villains? Naturally, you’d run away and try to forge an alliance with kids who come from similar circumstances.
Marvel and Hulu are teaming up to bring Runaways into a live-action television series, and the casting choices behind the six disenfranchised teenagers, as well as brief descriptions of their characters, have been unveiled.
MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS TV SERIES CASTING REVEALED
Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf and Casual) will portray Alex Wilder, a secluded gamer. While he takes pride in his nerdiness, he wants nothing more than to see his childhood friends again.
Lyrica Okano (The Affair and Unforgettable) will be Nico Minoru, the angst-ridden member of the team. A budding witch, Nico is described as “tough, intelligent, and independent.” However, perhaps underneath her gothic exterior, she secretly harbors the desire to have a friend she can talk with?
Virginia Gardner (Goat and Little Bitches) plays Karolina Dean, who’s evidently the prettiest member of the team. Having been smothered by her parents’ lofty expectations, Karolina developed a desire to branch out and discover herself.
Ariela Barer (New Girl and One Day at a Time) was cast as Gert Yorkes, a ready-and-able social justice warrior. Noted for her purple hair, Gert’s persona is occasionally used to hide her true emotions.
Gregg Sulkin (Faking It, Don’t Hang Up and Anti Social) will become Chase Stein, the stereotypical athletic high school student. Chase has a strong affinity for engineering, which he inherited from his dad.
And Allegra Acosta (100 Things to do Before High School and Just Add Magic) is Molly Hernandez, who’s “the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group.”
ADDITIONAL TALENT BEHIND MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS
Jeph Loeb, the executive producer and head of Marvel Television, had this to say about his upcoming project:
“The fun and chemistry that this group of talented actors create is wonderful and we’re so excited to bring these beloved characters to life.”
Additionally, the co-creator of the comic series, Brian K. Vaughn, is “so excited for fans of the comic to watch this perfect cast of amazing actors, all of whom embody the spirit of their characters more than I ever could have imagined.” Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, the executive producers and showrunners behind Runaways, are excited, too.
Additional announcements will come in the future.