Just weeks ago, it was announced that the third season of Hulu’s ‘Runaways’ would feature a guest appearance by the stars of Freeform’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’, Olivia Holt (Tandy/Dagger), and Aubrey Joseph (Ty/Cloak). Fans have been hoping that these two Marvel-based YA shows would cross paths at some point, at least partially based on the fact that Cloak & Dagger were two of the first other Marvel superheroes that the Runaways encountered in their comic book. As Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb revealed, it hasn’t just been the fans that have been dying to see these two super teen teams come together in live-action.
During a lengthy conversation with Deadline, Loeb stated:
“[Both have] great casts and really completely different shows in terms of tone, and yet, you can see how those kids would mix well together… This is something we’ve wanted to do since Season 1 on both shows. We hope it’s the first of many. It’s one of the many benefits of having all our shows on Disney-based platforms. It is a shared universe. #itsallconnected!”
Technically, the various Marvel TV shows are connected to the movies, although you wouldn’t know it from watching the movies, which are produced separately by Marvel Studios, which doesn’t fall under the Marvel Entertainment banner. But now, Marvel Television will have shows on ABC, Freeform, Hulu, and per Loeb, the upcoming Disney+, and they are all part of their own “shared universe.”
In addition to ‘Runaways’, Hulu will be introducing new live-action programs ‘Ghost Rider’ and ‘Helstrom’, plus four animated series ‘Hit-Monkey’, ‘Howard the Duck’, ‘M.O.D.O.K.’, and the ‘Tigra and Dazzler Show’. ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ will end after its seventh season next year, but plans are underway to replace it with a female-fronted new “mystery show.”
‘Runaways’ Season 3 will be released on Hulu on Friday, December 13.