We reported last week on a rumor (described by the source as a leak) that ‘Runaways’, the offbeat adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s seminal Marvel Comics series, had been renewed for a second season by Hulu. We can now confirm by way of an official announcement that ‘Runaways’ will be running for at least one more season. The announcement comes as the streaming provider prepares to drop the freshman drama’s season finale on Tuesday.
But that’s not all. Hulu also confirmed the renewal of another of their original series, the sci-fi comedy ‘Future Man’. Both shows have been renewed with thirteen episode commitments. That means an increase of three episodes for ‘Runaways’ and business as usual for ‘Future Man’.
As is common practice for streaming platforms (including rivals Netflix and Amazon), Hulu does not release viewership numbers as traditional networks do with their ratings information. Both shows, however, have been greeted with high praise from professional critics and a strong reception from audiences.
‘Future Man’, follows an underachieving janitor called upon to save the world and stars Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Glenne Headly, and Ed Begley, Jr. The first season aired in its entirety in November 2017.
‘Runaways’, meanwhile, tells the story of a group of Los Angeles teenagers who discover that their parents are actually supervillains. The show stars Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, James Marsters, Ryan Sands, Annie Wersching, Brittany Ishibashi, and Kevin Weisman, and is set to air its first season finale on January 9, 2018.
No premiere date has been announced for either show’s sophomore season at this time, but the safe money would be on a late 2018 arrival for both.
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