Hulu has renewed Marvel’s Runaways for a second season ahead of the show’s season one finale on January 9th.
The renewal was first reported by RenewCancelTV. Hulu has not yet commented on the show returning for season two.
The series debuted on the streaming service in November to positive reviews from critics and fans. Currently the series sits at an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 7.63 out of 10. The audience score is similarly positive, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 and a 92% audience score. The Metacritic score is a “generally positive” 68 out of 100. However, traditional ratings figures are harder to come by for streaming services, and as such aren’t available in this case.
The future of Runaways seemed potentially in question as Disney’s planned streaming service loomed, readying for a debut in 2019. The general consensus was that most Marvel television properties would be available exclusively through that service, calling into question the future of Marvel shows on other platforms, including Netflix.
However, the future of that streaming service as a standalone entity has been made more complicated with Disney’s acquisition of many 21st Century Fox properties in December. While that deal was motivated in-part by the desire to secure more content for the nascent streaming platform, Disney also acquired Fox’s 33% stake in Hulu. Combining that with the 33% share it already held, the company now owns a controlling interest in the existing platform. Some have suggested Disney might combine the two streaming services into one entity, but no concrete details have emerged.
Based on the critically-acclaimed comic of the same name, Runaways follows the lives of six super-powered teenagers. On top of their adolescent-centric misadventures, the show also follows their alliance against their parents: a team of supervillains known as The Pride.
Check out our review of the most recent episode of Marvel’s Runaways below.
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