“The Runaways” is a comic series following a group of six teenagers who discover their parents are part of an evil crime organization. Rhnezy Feliz of “Teen Wolf” will play loner nerd Alex Wilder. Lyrica Okano of “The Affair” will play Nico Minoru, a budding Wiccan with a carefully-crafted goth aesthetic. Virginia Gardener of “Goat” will play Karolina Dean, who appears model-perfect on the outside.
Ariela Barer of “New Girl” will play Gert Yorkes, everybody’s favorite contemporary riot grrrl. Gregg Sulkin of “Faking It” will play Chase Stein, the lacrosse-playing jock who’s smarter than he appears. Allegra Acosta of “100 Things to do Before High School” will play Molly Hernandez, the youngest – and perhaps strongest – member of the group.
“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,” said Runaways comics co-creator and series executive consultant Brian K. Vaughn.
Gossip Girl creators josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will helm the show for Marvel Television and ABC Signature. Jeph Loeb, the EP and Head of Marvel Television, will executive produce alongside Schwartz, Savage, Marvel’s Jim Chory, and Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski.
This will join the list of Marvel’s teen-focused television shows, including the upcoming “Cloak and Dagger” adaptation.