The comic-based drama will return with 10 more episodes.
March 24, 2019
Hulu announced today that Marvel's Runaways has been picked up for a third season. The good news was posted on the show's official Twitter account, confirming the speculation that circulated last month when the streaming service's Senior VP of originals, Craig Erwich, suggested that Season 3 was likely to happen.
The series premiered in late 2017 as the streaming service's first comic book-based original. At the time it was one of quite a large slate of Marvel-based fare across various TV platforms, but with the recent cancellations at Netflix, it is now one of just a few that remain.
Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel's Runaways follows six teenagers from different backgrounds who discover that their parents are involved in nefarious activities as part of a shadowy organization. With this knowledge, they band together as a way to atone for their parents' sins and learn more about the secrets of their origins. Fans and critics alike have praised the show for its faithfulness to the comics and balanced storytelling.
Hulu has ordered a 10 episodes for Season 3, matching the first-season total but down three from Season 2. No premiere date has been announced yet, but a return late this year or in early 2020 appears likely.
04/11/19 at 09:17am
Personally, I love this show. And find this to be very good news. I’m a huge superhero, sci-fi, and fantasy fan, and look forward to seeing how it plays itself out in season 3 with all the open ended storylines from season 2. I’m still hoping for a cloak and dagger crossover as well!
03/28/19 at 05:47pm
Sister companies are run as separate entities. Capitalism hello! No special treatment. Plus it would be against the few monopoly laws we have that affect big business. If they were found to be a monopoly in a certain market the government would break up and sell their subsidiaries therefore they would lose way more then 10 million in licensing.
03/25/19 at 09:10am
@MarkHampson - Unlike Netflix, Disney owns 60% of Hulu and 100% Marvel. There are no conflicts of interest in continuing production on Hulu so i would expect at least a few more seasons out of them (if anyone continues to watch... i couldnt.) Hell, Disney probably charges Hulu $1.95 in licensing fees while expecting $10m+ from Netflix.
03/25/19 at 09:00am
It was interesting in the beginning of season 1. After that, it became completely irrelevant. The characters are weak and the storyline is going nowhere.
03/25/19 at 05:34am
Awful show - assume the Netflix deal for Marvel ends sooner than Hulu's, which is why Netflix have cancelled shows like The Punisher but Hulu are able to continue with Runaways.