Marvel’s Runaways Season 3 gets UK air date
Staff Reporter | On 31, Dec 2019Reading time: 3 mins
Marvel’s Runaways will return for its third and final season this January.
Hulu’s superhero series, based on the comic books created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, is created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. It 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 2017, but struggled to find a UK broadcaster. SyFy UK stepped in, however, and has aired Season 1 and 2 since.
“With engaging characters and a potent cocktail of teen angst and comic book action, this is teen superhero TV at its finest,” we wrote in our review of Season 2.
Now, Season 3 – the final season – finally has a confirmed UK TV premiere: Episode 1 will air at 9pm on Wednesday 8th January 2020, a few weeks after its debut in the US.
It picks up with our gang as the remaining Runaways must pull off a daring plan to free their friends from Jonah and his family. They have left their homes (and evil parents) behind and now have to learn to live on their own. As they scavenge for food, search for shelter, and take care of one another, the kids realise that, for better or worse, they’re stuck with each other. And it’s up to them to take down PRIDE once and for all. But when a mysterious message arrives, is there a mole in the team?
Season 3 comprises 10 episodes, including a special crossover episode (Episode 7) with Freeform’s series, Cloak & Dagger, which sees Tandy (Olivia Holt) and Ty (Aubrey Joseph) appear one last time on our screens, after that show was cancelled last year.
SyFy is available on Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and BT TV. Don’t have pay-TV? You can also get it through contract-free streaming service NOW TV, which costs £8.99 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). Season 1 and 2 are also both available on NOW TV until 31st January 2020. (Season 1 is also available with Amazon Prime.)
Here’s a trailer for Season 3 – or hit the button below to start watching.