The cast for the upcoming Marvel’s Runaways for Hulu has been revealed. Judging by the current cast, the comic book based superhero show is already off to a good start.
Marvel’s Runaways is about a group of teenagers who find out that their parents are evil. This leads them to run away, form a team, and create their own path in life. The diverse main cast has been revealed along with character descriptions.
- Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf, Casual) has been cast as Alex Wilder. The character has been described as a “loud-and-proud nerd” who is a bit of a loner and wants to reunite with his friends from childhood. Alex also served as team leader in the comics.
- Lyrica Okano (The Affair, Unforgettable) has been cast as Nico Minoru. She is described as being tough, intelligent, and independent. She also happens to be a witch. Nico has also served as team leader after Alex. The young witch, in possession of the Staff of One, was also a member of A-Force.
- Virginia Gardner (Goat, Little Bitches) is Karolina Dean. She is a lesbian rainbow alien. Enough said!
- Ariela Barer (New Girl, One Day at a Time) will play the role of Gert Yorkes. She has a telepathic link to a Deinonychus named Old Lace.
- Gregg Sulkin (Faking It, Don’t Hang Up) has been cast as Chase Stein, a brilliant engineer.
- Allegra Acosta (100 Things to do Before High School, Just Add Magic) joins the cast as Molly Hernandez, the youngest member. Molly also happens to be a mutant with superhuman strength. Molly was eleven years old when she joined the team, with Allegra being 14 years old let’s see if she’ll play a younger Molly or an older version.
“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,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television.
Runaways comic co-creator and series executive consultant Brian K. Vaughn added, “I’m 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.”
No air date has been announced for Marvel’s Runaways, but we’ll keep you all updated!
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