In 2017, Hulu successfully entered the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe with Runaways, a Marvel comic-book-based teen drama developed by two titans of the genre, Gossip Girl’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Season one began with the simultaneous release of the first three episodes, followed by one new episode per week for the rest of its freshman run. In a change of pace for Hulu, the sophomore season of Runaways premiered in its entirety on December 21 2018. In addition to its casting diversity and tackling topics like LGBTQ+ relationships, father-son relationships and breaking social norms and heteronormative standards, season two raises the stakes with more fast-paced action, improved special effects and higher production values.
"Marvel’s Runaways" Flips Societal and Gender Expectations