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Hulu Sets ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Project

Hulu will team with Marvel Television to bring popular comic book series Runaways to television, Marvel announced Wednesday.

The project, executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C., Gossip Girl), will focus on six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their evil parents, according to Marvel.

"We've known the Runaways story would make great television," said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television in a statement. “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."

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.