Marvel’s Runaways has finally found its UK TV home on SyFy UK.
Hulu’s superhero series, based on the comic books created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona,tells the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other, but must unite against a common foe – their parents.
Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. But what if they really were? When six L.A. teens stumble onto a terrible secret, they realize their parents have been lying to them all their lives. But what are their parents after? And why? While the kids investigate, the adults start to wonder if their kids are hiding secrets of their own. The parents close in on the truth just as the kids uncover a plan with devastating consequences. Now, this unlikely crew of teenagers must band together to stop their parents before it’s too late.
Starring Rhenzy Feliz, Ariela Barer, Lyrica Okano and Gregg Sulkin, the series first aired in the US in November last year, but struggled to find a UK broadcaster. Now, SyFy UK has offiially snapped up the British rights to screen the series, with the first episode set to premiere on 18th April, a few months after its finale was released on Hulu.
Runaways is created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who also serve as executive producers and showrunners on the show. It has already been renewed for a second season.
Its arrival comes as the UK also welcomes FOX’s Legion back onto its screens – a fellow superhero TV show that brings a unique new slant on Marvel world as we know it. While Legion shared ties with FOX’s other X-Men series, The Gifted, it is not connected to the wider MCU. Runaways, on the other hand, is officially connected to the MCU, although there are no plans for crossovers with other networks’ Marvel series, such as Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger on Freeform or Marvel’s New Warriors. One way in which Legion and Runaways are connected, though, are that they are both available through contract-free streaming service NOW TV, which costs £7.99 a month and gives live and on-demand access to SyFy UK, FOX UK and a number of Sky channels, including Sky Atlantic and Sky 1 (home of DC series Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow).
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