Actress Lyrica Okano Talks ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ and its Diverse Cast

If you thought the MCU was done expanding the TV portion of its vast world, you thought wrong. Netflix and ABC arent the only places bringing Marvel properties to life. Hulu has gotten their hands on one and its called Marvel’s Runaways.

Based on the comicbook of the same name, Runaways is about six teenagers who discover that they all have special abilities and on top of that all of their parents are villains. So far, the show has had pretty good reviews and has even received lots of praise for having such a diverse cast.

Lyrica Okano plays Nico Minoru, a young girl who discovers she has magical abilities in the series. During an interview with EW, she discussed the joy of being apart of such a diverse cast. Check out her response below:

“I wish we lived in a perfect universe where this was just so common to see a show with a group of kids that are so diverse and have strong female characters. But I think for now, this is a show that’s leading that way to the path.”

Okano also gave us an idea of the type of heroes we can expect to see in season one:

“You guys get to see us discover our powers with us. We’re not exactly skilled. We’re teenagers, we’re in high school, and we find out our parents are evil, so what do you do?”

Okano is portraying one of the few Japanese American superheroes in the MCU, a step in the right direction for inclusion on the small screen. Are you excited for this show? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

SOURCE: EW

The first three episodes of Marvel’s Runaways are now available to stream on Hulu. New episodes will become available every Tuesday.

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