Gossip Girl creators to adapt Brian K. Vaughan’s Runaways for Marvel TV
Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage are getting back on the TV horse, this time bringing to life a beloved Marvel property for Hulu. Written by Brian K. Vaughan, the man behind Saga and Ex Machina, Runaways is the comic in question, which follows the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other, but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.
Speaking to Deadline, Schwartz said of the project: “I’m a long-time fan of Runaways and couldn’t be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian’s characters to life”.
“Josh and I can’t wait to get to work for Marvel and Hulu”, added Savage.
And a coming-of-age story like Runaways should come easily to the duo, considering their joint work on Gossip Girl, along with Schwartz’s other hugely successful show, The O.C, which starred the comics-obsessed cult character Seth Cohen.
“We’ve known the Runaways story would make great television”, said Jeph Loeb, EP and Head of Marvel Television, “and being lucky enough to have Josh and Stephanie — who have time and again created shows that speak so genuinely to this exact audience — write and produce the series is nothing short of remarkable”.
So, while we wouldn’t have said there was any particular need for yet another Marvel TV show to hit our screens, we must admit we’re pretty excited about Runaways.