Marvel’s Runaways: James Marsters confirms season 3 renewal!


Marvel’s Runaways will be back for another season!

While Hulu commented last month that a renewal for their hit Marvel series was likely, it seems like it’s finally definitive. According to Deadline, actor James Marsters confirmed Runaways would be back at the Lexington Comic & Toy Con.

The actor may have let the cat out of the bag early since there’s been no official word yet from either Marvel or Hulu. However, at the panel, he did tease the crowd by excitedly whispering the good news.

"“The showrunner just told the cast that we’re in for a third season!”"

Although, Marsters quickly acknowledged that he may have broken one of the key rules of Marvel about not releasing spoilers. He jokingly regretted the announcement and told the audience he might get in a bit of trouble.

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"“I probably just broke all kinds of Marvel rules!”"

It won’t come as a huge surprise for fans of Runaways that the show would be returning for a third season. The show has become more popular since its debut, especially now that it has a little bit more leeway to explore some of the more comic book-centric storylines. Back in February, Hulu’s content chief, Craig Erwich, touted the series’ strong viewing numbers and creative direction. His positive comments only seemed to fuel speculation a renewal was on the horizon for the Marvel show.

Now that season 3 is confirmed, one of the major questions will continue to be whether Hulu and Freeform will be able to agree to terms in order to have a crossover happen. Fans of Cloak & Dagger and Runaways have been begging Marvel to unite these two superhero teams. Especially because they have gone on missions together in the comics.

Deadline also revealed the next season will be shortened from the usual thirteen episodes to ten like many other streaming shows. However, Runaways will also be demoting some of the series regular actors who portray the parents as the show shifts focus to the kids. In order to be considered a regular next season, they will need to appear in seven out of the ten episodes.

Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, series creators, positively reacted to the renewal shortly after Marsters dropped the news.

"“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. Season three 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 Vaughn and Adrian Alphona.”"

The head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb also thanked the fans, cast, and audience for helping ensure another year of Marvel’s Runaways in his statement to Deadline.

"“Thank you, Hulu! We’re thrilled that Marvel’s Runaways is back for its third season. “Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and the amazing writers have something epic in store for our terrific cast.”"

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Nevertheless, Runaways has plenty of its own conflicts to resolve in season 3. Namely, the teenagers will have to deal with Jonah and his “family” who seem to be masquerading as the kids’ actual families. Can the adults be saved? At this point, do they deserve saving?

What do you think of the renewal? Are you excited for another season? Be sure to tell us in the comment section below!

Updated to include statements from the show’s creators and Jeph Loeb.

Source: Deadline