The eccentric high school bunch, known as the Runaways, has dealt with a lot in seasons one and two from parents being villains to normal relationship drama, and now they are back for more action.
On March 24th, Marvel and Hulu officially announced season three of Marvel’s Runaways with a promo teasing what’s to come after the events of season two. The renewal doesn’t surprise much as Runaways has proven to be a hit. But with the Netflix Marvel shows, such as Jessica Jones and Daredevil, all getting canceled, due to Disney’s own upcoming streaming service, it was hard to tell whether or not Hulu was going to renew the underdog show. Fans no longer have to worry.
With the renewal, it’s one of last remaining Marvel shows that are still on the air. Along with Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu, there is also Cloak & Dagger on Freeform, gearing up for its second season, and the long-running Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, which has its sixth season premiering in the summer and a seventh season already greenlit. While the competing DC Comics has several shows on the air, with the expanding “Arrowverse” on The CW including Arrow and The Flash with Batwoman on the way, as well as FOX’s Gotham.
Marvel’s Runaways takes your average high schooler; jock, popular, outcast, geek, and gives them something to fight for. Not knowing that their parents are part of a secret group called PRIDE, they use weapons, themselves, and even a dinosaur to stop them from taking over and sacrificing their own.
Hulu announced the renewal on Twitter with a promo video:
It was a fun way to show that fans really cared about and wanted a season three as well as showing one of TV’s most beloved “pets” Old Lace the dinosaur.
Although there is no confirmation on a release date as of yet, we can assume that Marvel’s Runaways will premiere most likely in December of 2019, since both season one and season two premiered in December 2017 and December 2018, respectively. It is confirmed, though, that season three will have 10 episodes, just like season one. Season two had 13 episodes.
Gregg Sulkin, who plays Chase Stein, expressed his appreciation that the show will be moving forward with a season three.
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SICK INDEED! Delighted to announced that my show @marvelsrunaways has been officially renewed for a Season Three! Thank you to my superb showrunners & folks at @marvel & @hulu for giving me this opportunity & to all of YOU GUYS for supporting the show. Your support continues to amaze me and as a result I get to do what I love for a living. Humbled & grateful.
In a statement about the renewal, co-showrunners and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage teased future tie-ins to the Marvel-verse.
“We are so excited to tell more Runaways stories and are so grateful to Marvel, Hulu, our amazing cast and crew, and of course our passionate audience,” Schwartz and Savage said. “Season 3 will be a magical time on Runaways, as we deepen our connection to the Marvel universe. We are honored to continue to play in the sandbox created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona.”
Marvel TV chief Jeff Loeb said there will be something significant for the fans in season three.
“We’re thrilled that Marvel’s Runaways is back for its third season,” Loeb said. “Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and the amazing writers have something epic in store for our terrific cast.”
Marvel’s Runaways stars Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, and Allegra Acosta as the Runaways and Angel Parker, Ryan Sands, Annie Wersching, Kip Pardue, Ever Carradine, James Marsters, Brigid Brannagh, Kevin Weisman, Brittany Ishibashi, and James Yaegashi as the parents.
While you’re waiting for season three, check out the trailer for season two:
Seasons one and two of Marvel’s Runaways are streaming now on Hulu.