Following the announcement of the leads of “Cloak and Dagger” earlier this week, Marvel has now revealed the key cast for its upcoming “Runaways” TV series.
Currently in development to premiere on Hulu, it focuses on a group of six teenagers who discover that their parents are actually a team of supervillains. The list includes:
“Ariela Barer (“New Girl”) as Gert Yorkes, a purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot girl. Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings.
Lyrica Okano (“The Affair”) as Nico Minoru. A tough, intelligent, and independent–embodies teenage angst. A budding “Wiccan,” Nico’s carefully crafted goth appearance isolates her from her peers and family, but maybe what she really needs is someone to talk to.
Rhenzy Feliz (“Teen Wolf”) as Alex Wilder who is a loud-and-proud nerd. Admittedly a bit of a loner, Alex spends much of his free-time playing video games, but deep down, what he wants most is to reunite his childhood group of friends.
Gregg Sulkin (“Faking It”) as Chase Stein is a lacrosse-playing, high school heartthrob. While many write him off as a dumb jock, Chase exhibits flashes of untapped brilliance in engineering, not unlike his wildly successful father’s.
Virginia Gardner (“Goat”) as Karolina Dean, model-perfect exterior with a lot going on behind her professionally whitened smile, is burdened by the lofty expectations and responsibilities put upon her by her parents. Underneath her veneer of privilege and perfection, Karolina is experiencing a newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires.
Allegra Acosta (“100 Things to do Before High School”) as Molly Hernandez, the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group, is known for her peppy positivity and a deep yearning to belong.
In an official statement, comic co-creator Brian K. Vaughn says: “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 currently been set though a late 2017 premiere looks likely.