Marvel's 'Runaways' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else about the show starring Elizabeth Hurley
'Marvel Runaways', the hit show was renewed for a season 3 on March 24 and will return to Hulu with 10 episodes.
The 'Runaways' was the first Marvel show to be aired on Hulu. The show began in 2017 and the second season was released on the streaming site in December at one go. Centered around characters from the Marvel comic book of the same name, the show follows five teenagers with interesting powers who come together to fight their parents who are members of a cult called 'Pride'. The third season of the show was announced on March 24 and will be the last season for the series.
On July 26, Hulu announced at TCA that season 3 will premiere December 13.
The third season of the show will feature how the teenagers, especially the ones who are captured (Chase) will cope up with the situation. Also, the show will further develop the character arcs of those who belong to Jonah's family from his spaceship and who enter the bodies of Tina Minoru, Stacey Yorkes, after Jonah took over the body of Victor Stein. Karolina's mother Leslie will also play a big part in the next season now that she is pregnant with Jonah's second child. Alex, who has tricked his parents into following him, has them arrested and so that leaves Nico, Alex, Molly and Leslie back in the hostel while they figure out how to help their friends get away from their manipulative murderous parents. The most interesting arc would be of Nico's. We will, after all, find out if one of the members from the ship has entered her body!
Elizabeth Hurley as Morgan le Fay
Actor Elizabeth Hurley has been brought on board Marvel's 'Runaways' season 3 as villain Morgan le Fay, who is a student of Merlin. She has the ability to enchant objects, manipulate mystic energy, astral project and her familiar is a black crow. Morgan is also considered one of the greatest sorceresses of all time. According to a report in Variety, 'Runways' executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said, "Elizabeth Hurley is joining the Marvel Universe and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her portraying one of the most enchanting Marvel characters.
Rhenzy Felix as Alex Wilder
Alex Wilder played by Rhenzy Feliz is the first leader of the Runaways before Nico takes over. He is the planner who excels in strategies and happens to be an excellent strategist who helps the other teenagers come together to be a part of different missions. While he doesn't specifically have a superpower, he is a genius hacker and that's his contribution to the team.
Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru
Nico Minoru, one of the most powerful members of the Runaways is played by Lyrica Okano. The staff that used to be held by her mother now belongs Nico and that is the source of all her power. After stabbing Jonah in season 2 of the show, something in her switches on and she exacts a lot of power, especially in situations where there is no way out. This is one of the reasons why it is believed that Jonah's brother could have entered Nico's brother.
Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean
Karolina Dean, a beautiful blonde who falls in love with Nico is the daughter of an alien who used to occupy Jonah's body and Leslie. Karolina is brought up on the tenets of the Church of Gibborim and she breaks away from the faith found by her grandfather at the beginning of the first season. She discovers her power slowly and over episodes understand who she really is.
Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes
Gert is a liberal who speaks for the underrepresented and is a feminist. She has been crushing on Chase a long time but doesn't feel comfortable expressing her feelings. She has a special connection with a genetically engineered dinosaur whose name is Old Lace. The dinosaur and Gert's telepathic connection has saved the teenagers many a time.
Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein
Chase, son of a genius engineer Victor Stein, designs a military grade weapon called Fistigons which he used in the stead of a superpower. While Chase joins the runaways in the first season, he leaves them to help his father who is sick only to realize that the alien has now entered his father's body. He ends up getting imprisoned along with his mother.
Allegra Acosta as Molly Hayes Hernandez
Molly is the daughter of late Pride members Gene and Lace who were geologists. Her superpower is super strength and she gets this from when her parents' lab was set on fire by Leslie to stop them from revealing the truth about the spaceship that is buried deep underneath the ground in California, which if tried to be excavated can lead to earthquakes. She is then adopted by the Yorkes but chooses Gert as a runaway. She is one of the members who escaped at the end of season 2.
Other cast members: Members of Pride
Angel Parker as Catherine Wilder: Alex's mother, a successful lawyer
Ryan Sands as Geoffrey Wilder: Alex's father and a self-made businessman
Annie Wersching as Leslie Ellerh Dean: Karolina's mother, one of the leaders of the cult-like religious group, the Church of Gibborim
Kip Pardue as Frank Dean: Karolina's father, a former teen star
Ever Carradine as Janet Stein: Chase's mother
James Marsters as Victor Stein: An engineering genius
Brigid Brannagh as Stacey Yorkes: Gert's mother, a bioengineer
Kevin Weisman as Dale Yorkes: Gert's father, a bioengineer
Brittany Ishibashi as Tina Minoru, Nico's mother
James Yaegashi as Robert Minoru, Nico's father
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are the co-showrunners as well as executive producers of 'Marvel Runaways'. Josh is well known for creating CW series, 'Gossip Girl', NBC's spy drama 'Chuck' and Fox's teen drama 'The O.C'. Stephanie worked with Josh on both 'Gossip Girl' and 'The O.C'
'Marvel Runaways' season 3 renewal was announced by actor James Marsters at Lexington Comic & Toy Con before it was officially confirmed. According to TV Line, executive producers and co-showrunners Schwartz and Savage said in a statement, "We are so excited to tell more Runaways stories and are so grateful to Marvel, Hulu, our amazing cast and crew and of course our passionate audience. Season 3 will be a magical time on Runaways, as we deepen our connection to the Marvel universe. We are honored to continue to play in the sandbox created by Brian K Vaughn and Adrian Alphona."
According to a report by Variety, Season 3 will be the final season of the show, as the show's creative team feels like the season is a natural end for the show.
On November 19th, Hulu released a trailer for Season 3. The trailer reveals what brings characters Cloak & Dagger to the Runaways. The Runaways find out that aliens are inhabiting their parents and that there's a fourth one, who could be possessing any one of them. Also, the trailer shows Elizabeth Hurley as the new villain Morgan Le Fay.
Where to watch
Marvel Runaways season 3 will return to Hulu who also produced the first two seasons of the show.
Season 2 recap
In the second season of 'Marvel's Runaways' things get a lot more complicated for the teenagers. Alex, Gert, Chase, Nico, Molly and Katherine try to survive as runaways on the streets. Alex befriends his father's rival Darius and gets friendly with him, close enough to borrow enough money to make sure he and his friends are able to survive on streets. Things take a turn for the worse as the Pride parents frame their kids for the murder of Destiny Gonzales, which was originally committed by them. Alex's parents decide to frame Darius to get the kids to come out of hiding and this turns out to be a mess as Darius gets killed and framed for Destiny's murder. The kids continue to fight their parents, but there is the bigger threat of Jonah drilling a hole and excavating a spaceship which could lead to earthquakes. In this fight, Nico ends up stabbing Jonah, while the Pride parents destroy the spaceship. The living beings enter the bodies of people nearby including that of Tina's and the show ends with a reunion of the surviving aliens.
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