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RUNAWAYS: Cast Revealed For Marvel Series [ABC]

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Marvel Reveals Cast And Characters For Planned Runaways Series

Marvel Studios has published a list of cast members and characters for its upcoming Runaways series from ABC.

If the descriptions of the characters contained in the list are anything to go by, the series will have a tone more befitting a teenage drama than a superhero series. Indeed, characters are described variously as “nerd[s]”, “goth[s]”, and “high school heartthrob[s]”, leaving little room for speculation as to which demographic the show is aimed at. In fact, the powers of the protagonists are not mentioned even once in the list, suggesting they play a secondary role to the interaction and drama between the characters. While this will undoubtedly do much to endear the program to teens and young adults, it may very well end up alienating older viewers if not handled properly.

The actors attached to the project are New Girl‘s Ariela Barer, Unforgettable‘s Lyrica Okano, Teen Wolf‘s Rhenzy Feliz, Gregg Sulkin, Virginia Gardner, and Allegra Acosta.

Superherohype quotes Jeph Loeb and Brian K. Vaughn as saying the following about the show:

“The fun and chemistry that this group of talented actors create is wonderful and we’re so excited to bring these beloved characters to life,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television.

Runaways comic co-creator and series executive consultant Brian K. Vaughn added, “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.”

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