The premiere of Hulu’s upcoming series Marvel’s Runaways draws near, and today we have been gifted with eight first look images of the cast in character.
Entertainment Weekly released the new images which show the comic book characters coming to life in a series that follows “six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.” The main cast was announced back in February with little updates on the series bar the release of a poster. Also back in February, the network announced who will be playing their evil parents who can be seen in character in the first image.
James Marsters (Buffy) and Ever Carradine (Major Crimes) play parents to Chase Stein. Victor, an engineering genius with high expectations for his son and Janet, a perfect PTA mom with a brilliant mind of her own, but longs for something more in life.
Parents to Carolina Dean, Leslie (Annie Wersching, 24), a skilled leader whose charisma draws in devoted followers and Frank (Kip Pardue, Ray Donovan), a former teen star who is now teeming with insecurities.
Parents to Gert Yorkes, Kevin Weisman (Alias) and Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives) play Dale, a bioengineer whose deep love for his family often falls short when it comes to handling his daughter, and Stacey, also a bioengineer who has a more progressive approach to parenting.
Ryan Sands (The Wire) and Angel Parker are parents to Alex Wilder. Geoffrey is a hulking presence and Catherine is a successful lawyer.
Nico Minoru’s parents will played by Brittany Ishibashi and James Yaegashi. Tina is a perfectionist as well as a brilliant innovator and Robert is a gentle and brilliant beta, “the Woz to his wife’s Jobs.”
Gregg Sulkin (Faking It) will be playing lacrosse star Chase Stein, who isn’t your typical jock as he exhibits flashes of untapped brilliance in engineering. Virginia Gardner (Goat) as Karolina Dean, whose “veneer of privilege and perfection” is challenged by her “newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires.”
Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as the angsty Nico Minoru, a budding Wiccan with a goth aesthetic. Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, a “purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot grrrl”.
Allegra Acosta (Just Add Magic) as Molly Hernandez, “the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group”. Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) plays the nerdy Alex Wilder, a bit of a loner who longs to reunite his childhood group of friends.
Executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage commented on the castings. “This cast is an abundance of riches. We are so excited to have assembled our Pride, though for the fate of humanity we should be very concerned…,”
Runaways comic co-creator and series executive consultant Brian K. Vaughn added, “[This series] has enough great actors to support two shows, but I love that this project contains multiple generations of incredible talent all in one story.”
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