Marvel have announced today that Elizabeth Hurley will be appearing in the upcoming third season of Hulu series Marvel’s Runaways, portraying the infamous Marvel villain Morgan le Fay.
Runaways focuses on six teenagers – Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, Molly Hernandez, Chase Stein, Alex Wilder and Gertrude Yorkes – who can barely stand one another but one night they discover that their parents are secretly members of a supervillain group called The Pride. The second season sees the Runaways scavenging for food and search for shelter after leaving their homes and evil parents behind. As they realise that, for better or worse, they’re stuck with each other and it’s up to them to take down the Pride once and for all, someone sent a mysterious message to Jonah…is there a mole in the Runaways? As the Pride are focused on finding their children, Jonah has his own dangerous plan in mind.
Executive producer and head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, released a statement saying:
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.
An iconic villain from the comics, Morgan le Fay is a student of Merlin who is considered the greatest sorceress of all time. With a black crow as her familiar and the ability to enchant objects, manipulate mystic energy and astral project, she is power and intelligent with a cut-throat wit.
Elizabeth Hurley will join a cast that includes Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Annie Wersching, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Ever Carradine, James Marsters, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannah, James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi, Kip Pardue and Julian McMahon.