Media outlets are reporting that Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin and Allegra Acosta have been cast to star in Hulu’s drama pilot Marvel’s Runaways.
Marvel’s Runaways was a comic created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona and focused on six diverse teenagers who can barely stand one another but must unite against a common foe – their parents. Here is the character details for each actor below:
Rhenzy Feliz will be playing the role of Alex Wilder, a loud-and-proud nerd. Admittedly a bit of a loner, Alex spends much of his free time playing video games, but deep down, what he wants most is to reunite his group of childhood friends.
Lyrica Okano will be playing the role of Nico Minoru who is tough, intelligent, independent and embodies teenage angst. A budding ‘Wiccan’, Nico’s carefully crafted goth appearance isolates her from her peers and family, but maybe what she really needs is someone to talk to.
Virginia Gardner will be playing the role of Karolina Dean. Model-perfect exterior, with a lot going on behind her professionally whitened smile, she is burdened by the lofty expectations and responsibilities put upon her by her parents. Underneath her veneer of privilege and perfection, Karolina is experiencing a newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires.
Ariela Barer will be playing the role of Gert Yorkes is a purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot grrrl. Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings.
Gregg Sulkin will be playing the role of Chase Stein, a lacrosse-playing, high school heartthrob. While many write him off as a dumb jock, Chase exhibits flashes of untapped brilliance in engineering, not unlike his wildly successful father.
Allegra Acosta will be playing the role of Molly Hernandez, the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group, who is known for her peppy positivity and a deep yearning to belong.
The report states that more additional casting will be announced soon. Marvel’s Runaways showrunners are Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who have also written the pilot and will serve as executive producers alongside Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.