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Marvel's Runaways: Parents are the Key to Its Storytelling Success

Most people will tell you their parents for better or for worse had a deep and definitive impact on their lives.

Everything from our mannerisms to pop culture interests to ideological and moral values are influenced by the people who raised us. And yet, from Shadowhunters to Riverdale, TV parents are often written like Charlie Brown's teacher: as faceless (and development-less) beings.

Whether it’s the tough-love mother, the bumbling dad or worse, the notoriously invisible parents, far too often we see television's older characters crafted as caricatures and afterthoughts.

Defined mostly by their roles as gatekeepers — to parties, dating, college, freedom, or even superpowers — parents can be skeletons of their dramatic potential, included only for the illusion of realism.

The select few who do manage to get their own relationship and professional complications still find themselves relegated to B and C plots.

There they help prop their children’s storylines,
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Runaways and Future Man Will Both Get a Second Season on Hulu!

Hulu has officially renewed Marvel's Runaways and the sci-fi comedy series Future Man for a second season! Both of these shows have been a lot of fun to watch and it's great to hear that the adventurous stories for the characters in these series' will continue. Each of the shows will consist of 13-episodes in their second seasons. If you haven't checked out these shows yet, you should give them a shot! I think they're really well done.

The Runaways series comes from Gossip Girl and The Oc creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and the story revolves around a group of teens who discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization. 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
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Marvel's Runaways has been renewed for season 2

Kayti Burt Jan 9, 2018

The Runaways are going to keep on running for another 10-episode season on Hulu...

Good news for fans of Marvel's Runaways! Hulu has just announced that it will be bringing the teen superhero show based on the comics by Brian K. Vaughan back for a second season.

The news came ahead of the season 1 finale, which sees the teens facing off against their parents once and for all, with the fate of the city and the world at stake.

Marvel's Runaways season 2 will consist of 10 episodes, just like season 1. Presumably, series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will return to write the second season, with stars Gregg Sulkin, Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, and Allegra Acosta returning as our teenaged superheroes.

Season 1 has been structured as a relatively slow burn, with the teens still developing and learning about their powers and abilities as the season closes out.
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Marvel's Runways & Future Man Land Renewals at Hulu!

Hulu is looking to keep two of its newest series around. 

The streaming giant has handed out renewals to Marvel's Runaways and Future Man

Both shows have been well received by both viewers and critics, so the news is unsurprising. 

Marvel's Runaways follows a group of teenagers who learn that their parents have been lying to them about their involvement in a string of disappearances. 

Armed with the truth, the kids try to find a way to make sense of the fact they've been lied to their entire lives. 

On top of that, they are forced to deal with mysterious powers that seem to be awakening inside of them. 

The series hails from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage who brought The Oc to the air back in 2003. 

The talented cast includes the likes of Rhenzy Feliz, Virginia Gardner, Gregg Sulkin, Annie Wersching, James Marsters and Julian McMahon

Marvel's Runaways
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‘Runaways,’ ‘Future Man’ Renewed for Second Seasons at Hulu

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Hulu is looking to the future and won’t be running away from two of its new series anytime soon. The streaming service has renewed Marvel’s “Runaways” and Sony Pictures Television’s “Future Man,” a rep for the network told TheWrap Monday. Both series have been granted a 13-episode sophomore season order. That means “Runaways” will be grabbing three more than it got its first go-round, while “Future Man” is holding steady with its original count. “Runaways” stars Gregg Sulkin, Virginia Gardner, Lyrica Okano, Kevin Weisman, Allegra Acosta and Brittany Ishibashi and was created by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz.
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'Runaways,' 'Future Man' Score Second Season Renewals at Hulu

'Runaways,' 'Future Man' Score Second Season Renewals at Hulu
Hulu is staying the course with Marvel drama Runaways and Sony Pictures Television-produced comedy Future Man

The streamer has handed out second season renewals for Marvel drama Runaways and comedy Future Man. The sophomore seasons of both will be 13 episodes each, that's up three for Runaways and on par with Future Man's first season.

From Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Runaways is based on Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) and Adrian Alphona's comic series. The series revolves around a group of teens who discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization. Gregg Sulkin leads...
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Marvel's Runaways Is a 2017 Teen Dream of a TV Show

Marvel's Runaways Is a 2017 Teen Dream of a TV Show
Between Riverdale and Runaways, teen TV is doing great here at the end of 2017—especially teen TV based on comics, and teen TV that you can easily call a mixture of something plus a Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage show. Schwartz and Savage are actually the brains behind Hulu's Marvel's Runaways, which comes from the comic book written by Brian K. Vaughan. There's some of The O.C., there's hints of Gossip Girl (and perhaps a bit of Chuck), and there's also a whole lot of Marvel fun. What's struck us the most in the six episodes that have been released so far is that despite (or with help from) the super powers and evil parents in some kind of creepy cult, Runaways feels like a true 2017...
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'Runaways': Why Marvel's Ya-Superhero Show Could Be a Gamechanger

'Runaways': Why Marvel's Ya-Superhero Show Could Be a Gamechanger
Molly Hernandez (Allegra Acosta) is 14 years old, and her body is changing. Everyone assumes she's simply going through the turbulence of puberty, only she's not suffering your typical preadolescent pains. Molly can crush steel with her bare hands. She can deadlift an SUV. She can fist-fight a dinosaur and win. Yes, an actual dinosaur: It's her family's pet, and Molly's older sister (Ariela Barer), Gert, controls it with her mind. Her sibling's romantic rival, Karolina (Virginia Gardner), is an alien so pretty she literally sparkles; the Hernandez's friend, Nico (Lyrica Okano
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‘Moonlighting’ Creator Glenn Gordon Caron Has Big Ideas For A Reboot, But Isn’t Sure That He Should — Turn It On Podcast

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‘Moonlighting’ Creator Glenn Gordon Caron Has Big Ideas For A Reboot, But Isn’t Sure That He Should — Turn It On Podcast
Glenn Gordon Caron is almost midway through his first season as showrunner of “Bull,” CBS’ Michael Weatherly drama about a high-powered trial consultant loosely based on the real-life work of Dr. Phil McGraw. But, of course, it’s hard not to first ask him about “Moonlighting,” the legendary romantic comedy starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd, which broke every television rule back in the 1980s.

And indeed, in this era of remakes and reboots, Caron told IndieWire that he’s often approached about putting “Moonlighting” back on television. He’s torn on whether to do it — but has some great ideas should it go.

“Maybe you do it with Channing Tatum and Emma Stone? Or for a moment I had this idea of doing it [again] with Bruce and Cybill. I can’t tell you all the ideas I’ve had. But at the same time there’s a voice in my head that goes,
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‘Runaways’ Stars Reveal How Easy It Is to Have a Dinosaur for a Scene Partner

‘Runaways’ Stars Reveal How Easy It Is to Have a Dinosaur for a Scene Partner
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Marvel’s Runaways” Episode 4, “Fifteen.”]

While a few of her “Runaways” peers are exploring newfound super powers, Gert Yorkes (Ariela Barer) has had her own equally surprising discovery. Her scientist parents keep a veritable menagerie in their basement, but Gert wasn’t prepared to stumble upon one particular creature: a dinosaur.

While “Runaways” revealed the anachronistic reptile last week, it wasn’t until Episode 4 that Gert understands she has a connection with it. Just as the raptor is about to attack — or be attacked by – her adopted sister Molly (Allegra Acosta), Gert yells, “Stop!” and lo and behold, the dinosaur halts. As of this point, it’s not revealed why the dinosaur listens to her, but Gert’s parents Stacey and Dale (Brigid Brannagh and Kevin Weisman) engineered her – yes, the dinosaur is female – for their protection.

Read More:‘Marvel’s Runaways’: The 6 Best Changes from the Comics to the Hulu Series

Barer, whom
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‘Dynasty’: Nicollette Sheridan To Play Alexis Carrington On The CW Reboot

Desperate Housewives alumna Nicollette Sheridan is joining the cast of the CW’s Dynasty reboot. Sheridan will play Alexis Carrington, the first wife of Blake Carrington and mother to Fallon and Steven, the role played by Joan Collins in the original series. She will return unexpectedly to their world, challenging Blake's marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children, and fighting to claim what is hers. Co-written by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage and Sallie…
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Nicollette Sheridan Cast as Alexis Carrington on The CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot

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Nicollette Sheridan Cast as Alexis Carrington on The CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot
Nicollette Sheridan is very good at being bad. The former “Desperate Housewives” star is taking on the role of Alexis Carrington in the The CW’s “Dynasty” reboot. Alexis is the first wife of Blake Carrington and mother to Fallon and Steven. “She will return unexpectedly to their world, challenging Blake’s marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children, and fighting to claim what is hers,” according to the press release from The CW. The Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage-produced series is a modern re-imagining of the iconic primetime soap that dazzled fans of serious family drama in the ’80s.
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‘Marvel’s Runaways': Angel Parker and Ryan Sands on Balancing Parenting & Villainy in Their Characters

From showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Marvel’s Runaways, available to stream on Hulu on November 21st , tells the story of six teenagers – Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz), Chase Stein (Gregg Sulkin), Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner), Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano), Gert Yorkes (Ariela Barer) and Molly Hernandez (Allegra Acosta) – who realize that their parents have been lying to them all their lives and that they’re really evil. As a result, this group of estranged friends, who also have secrets of their own, must band together to stop their parents before it’s too late. On September 26th, Collider (along …
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‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees Breaks the Rules of Narrative and Finds Truth in the Cracks — Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast

‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees Breaks the Rules of Narrative and Finds Truth in the Cracks — Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast
Mudbound” is not a multi-character film in the spirit of director Robert Altman, or 2006 Oscar-winner “Crash.” Instead of being a sprawling tapestry, the intertwined stories of two very different farming families (one black, one white) unfolds into one increasingly cohesive narrative.

“It’s almost like one story [that is] being handed off and everyone is [unaware] they are having similar conversations with themselves,” said director Dee Rees when she was a guest on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast. “At one point [cinematographer] Rachel [Morrison] was like, ‘When has this ever worked?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know, but this will be the film where it works.’”

To accomplish this, Rees grounds the audience in the subjectivity of six different protagonists, each with their own internal monologue. It’s something a novel — like Hillary Jordan’s “Mudbound,” which Rees and co-writer Virgil Williams’ adapted — can do effortlessly by accessing the internal thoughts of various characters,
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‘Marvel’s Runaways’: The 6 Best Changes from the Comics to the Hulu Series

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‘Marvel’s Runaways’: The 6 Best Changes from the Comics to the Hulu Series
For comic book fans, the premiere of a new adaptation of a favorite work is always a nerve-wracking thing. The hope is that the story will be captured well by the producers, while the reality is the history of comics adaptations is littered with massive disappointments.

So it’s a relief to see that so far, Hulu’s adaptation of the Brian K. Vaughn-created “Runaways” has lived up to the expectations of Marvel fans, while not being shy about making some significant changes to the story and the characters. However, there’s no reason to fear these changes, as many of them prove to be not necessarily an improvement on the original story, but clearly valuable when it comes to creating an episodic drama out of it.

Beyond updating the technology for today’s teen use of smartphones and Lyft, here are some of the best changes so far. While
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Why the Independent Spirit Awards Can’t Predict the Oscars — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

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Why the Independent Spirit Awards Can’t Predict the Oscars — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast
The 2018 Independent Spirit Award nominations have landed, so now we know which films and performances will be vying for attention on the beach ceremony the day before the Oscars. But will they also provide a sneak peak at the big winners the next day? That’s harder to say.

Although many of this year’s Spirit nominees — from “Get Out” to “Call Me By Your Name” — are major Oscar players, they have plenty of company from other movies that stand very little chance of Oscar play. At the same time, there are some noticeable snubs for major players in a few categories that could still gain some momentum as Oscar season continues along.

In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson dig through the Spirit nominations to get a handle on some of the surprises and snubs, while making the case for a few overlooked
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Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on How ‘The O.C.,’ ‘Chuck’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ All Led to ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ — Turn It On Podcast

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Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on How ‘The O.C.,’ ‘Chuck’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ All Led to ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ — Turn It On Podcast
In bringing “Marvel’s Runaways” to Hulu, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage were asked to do something they almost never hear: Slow it down.

“In network television, you can’t have enough story in your pilot,” Schwartz told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. “So you’ll get the note, ‘Can you take Act Four and make that the end of your teaser?'”

Savage, who was a TV executive before she became a producer and writer, said the idea is to enact the premise as quickly as possible. But they got the opposite note at Hulu: “Can you take your teaser and make it the end of Act Four?”

Said Schwartz: “That turned out to be a great note and a great challenge. It became about character and not about plot.”

Schwartz admits that he and Savage have been accused of blowing through story too quicky, going back to “The O.C.,
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'Runaways': How the Marvel Series Might Pull a 'Game of Thrones'-Level Twist

[Warning: this story contains spoilers from the Runaways comic book series on which the new Hulu show is based.]

When it comes to the television adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona's Runaways, the comic book scribe had one simple rule for Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the Gossip Girl team charged with bringing the Marvel Comics series to life: "No Wikipedia answers."

"It was important to me that we do something where people can't go online and read how this ends or what's going to happen next," Vaughan recently told The Hollywood Reporter. "If...
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