The duo behind Gossip Girl – Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have been attached to Marvel’s Runaways. Schwartz and Savage are taking their shot at the comic book craze for a teen-centric drama on Hulu, reported Deadline.
Hulu has ordered a pilot script for Marvel’s Runaways, based around a group of super-powered teens who discover their parents are part of a crime syndicate. The teens can barely get along, but they must learn to work together in order to get even with their evil mums and dads.
“I’m a long-time fan of Runaways and couldn’t be more excited to bring (creators Brian K Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s) characters to life,” Schwartz said.
“Josh and I can’t wait to get to work for Marvel and Hulu,” his partner Stephanie Savage added.
The Runaways team was created back in 2003 by Marvel and over the years has included expert strategist Alex Wilder, super-Skrull Xavin, actual dinosaur Old Lace and even X-Men member Jubilee just to name a few.
“We’ve known the Runaways’ story would make great television and being lucky enough to have Josh and Stephanie – who have time and again created shows that speak so genuinely to this exact audience – write and produce the series is nothing short of remarkable,” Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb said.
Recently reports suggested that Actress Kelly Rutherford, best known for playing Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, would joining Priyanka Chopra-fronted FBI drama Quantico in a recurring role.
With PTI inputs.