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.