Gossip Girl creators to make Marvel TV show

Spotted: A bunch of teenage superheroes tearing up a city and causing havoc. These guys aren’t a fan of subtlety - if their outfits are anything to go by.

Yep, that's right - the creators of Gossip Girl, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, have signed up to make a TV show in the Marvel universe, thanks to a commission from US streaming service Hulu.

Specifically, the show is Marvel's Runaways - about a ragtag team of misfit teenage superheroes, who find out that their parents are part of a crime syndicate and decide to rise up against them.

The comic was first created in 2003 by Brian K Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, and it's still in print today. It's a classic coming-of-age story - familiar ground for Schwartz and Savage - only with superpowers and crime rings. Also, a superhero who is a literal dinosaur.

"I'm a long-time fan of Runaways and couldn't be more excited to bring Brian and Adrian's characters to life," Schwartz said in a statement.

Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, said: "We've known the Runaways' story would make great television, and being lucky enough to have Josh and Stephanie - who have time and again created shows that speak so genuinely to this exact audience - write and produce the series is nothing short of remarkable."

Loeb, who also worked on Jessica Jones, will executive produce the show too, along with Jim Chory - the producer behind Daredevil.

Marvel's Runaways will land on Hulu in the US soon, but there's no confirmation yet on if or when it'll arrive on British TV services.

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Source: Deadline

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