TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - October 27, 2017
It seems as if the Fox-owned Marvel mutant world splintered and Fox decided to use their R-rated movies (Deadpool, Logan) to target the adult audience, whereas their PG-13 offerings (X-Men: Apocalypse, New Mutants) will appeal directly to teens. Their TV shows even did the same with FX's Legion being aimed at the adults while The Gifted on Fox is clearly designed for teens and tweens.
Now Marvel Studios is taking the first steps toward appealing directly to teens on the small screen with Runaways. Based on a comic series by Brian K. Vaughan that was edgy but still accessible to teens, the show follows the premise of a bunch of super-powered teens who discover that their parents are super-villains. Determined to fix their family legacies, the teens band together to defeat... their parents!
It's going to be on Hulu, which means there can be a little edge to it while it retains a somewhat softer tone than their Netflix offerings which ride a line between PG-13 and R that I've never seen before. Something tells me it might be a hit as teens are ripe for good content and are among the most faithful viewers in all of television. Hulu will offer the first three (of ten) episodes for streaming beginning on November 21.