Marvel's RUNAWAYS Series is Described as Being THE OC of the MCU
I'm actually kinda looking forward to Marvel's new series Runaways. There was a promo that leaked out earlier in the summer that you can check out below, and I liked what I saw. The series looks like it's going to be very different from the Marvel series.
During Hulu's presentation at the Television Critics Association, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb talked about the new series briefly and explained how it is of the MCU.
"[It's] The OC of the Marvel universe. We didn’t view it as a superhero show. We viewed it as a coming-of-age drama, family show inside Marvel."
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the show is being compared to The OC as the Runaways co-showrunner Josh Schwartz, is also the creator of The OC. I'm actually ok with all of this. I thought The OC was a decent show. I guess if there's any Marvel series that would be compared to The OC, it would be Runaways.
Runaways is based on the comic created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona and this is the brief plot summary of the series:
Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? “Marvel’s Runaways” is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.
The parents are part of a criminal organization known as The Pride, which is "a group which hosts an annual "charity" gathering that serves as a meeting place for nefarious time-travelers, wizards, mad scientists, aliens, and mutants."
The series stars Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf, Casual) as Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano (The Affair, Unforgettable) as Nico Minoru–tough, Virginia Gardner (Goat, Little Bitches) as Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer (New Girl, One Day at a Time) as Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin (Faking It, Don’t Hang Up, Anti Social) as Chase Stein, and Allegra Acosta (100 Things to do Before High School, Just Add Magic) as Molly Hernandez. The photo above gives you your first look at the cast. To learn more about them, Marvel released character details that you can read here.