How ‘Runaways’ Got Caught in the Middle of Marvel TV’s Corporate Restructuring

”A lot of times when you’re making a television series, continuing is not always necessarily up to you,“ Showrunner Joshua Schwartz says

As Marvel TV undergoes a seismic change, the third and last season of “Runaways” serves as a cautionary tale of what happens when a TV series becomes the victim of corporate maneuvering. 

Two months ago, the TV arm of the comic book powerhouse, which had been led separately by Jeph Loeb, was moved under Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. One month later, Hulu announced that “Runaways” would end with its third season, which dropped all 10 episodes on Friday. At the time, an individual with knowledge of the streaming service’s decision to end the Marvel series told TheWrap that creatively, the series had “come to a natural ending point” and that Hulu felt this was “the right way and time” to complete the Runaways’ journey.

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Tim Baysinger

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