Marvel’s Runaways is a new addition to the list of Marvel’s television adaptations, but they will not fully stick to their source materials.
Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, the show runners of the much anticipated television series, were interviewed by Comicbook.com during New York Comic Con, and mentioned how the show will be different from the comic series.
“We love the book, so obviously we wouldn’t have wanted to do this if we were like, ‘well let’s just chuck the comic book, we don’t need it.’ We love the book,” said Schwartz. “So naturally, being reverent to it was going to be a part of that but we were very fortunate that we had Brian K. Vaughan in the room with us for the first month in the writer’s room of the show.
“Some of it was that slowing down and digging in process, and some of it is just the process of translating something that works great in a comic but might feel a little heightened or like too much of a bye in something that’s live-action and on TV.”
Other than the changes Savage and Schwartz mentioned above, an important change will be that the show will have a bigger focus on the parents of the runaways, the Pride.
The Pride is a super-villain team who hide from their children their true identities and their villainous intentions. The show will explore “morally grey areas, making for a more entertaining presentation of the characters on the screen that fans of the comic will be surprised to see.”
The first three episodes of Marvel’s Runaways will be released on Hulu November 21, 2017.