“Runaways” ran for three seasons on Hulu between 2017 to 2019. There were six main characters: the nerdy leader Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz); goth sorceress Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano); Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner), who struggles with her identity and sexuality; Gert Yorkes (Ariela Baer), a junior activist with a pet velociraptor; the jockish Chase Stein (Greg Sulkin); and the mutant Molly Hernadez (Allegra Acosta).
The final season, where the Runaways face off against Morgan le Fay (Elizabeth Hurley), wasn’t necessarily planned to be the ending. The finale foreshadows an appearance by a major comic character: Victor Mancha, the android son of Ultron. However, the series was produced by the now-defunct Marvel Television, overseen by comic veterans Jeph Loeb and Joe Quesada (who are created as executive producers on “Runaways”). Unlike the Netflix Marvel shows such as “Daredevil,” “Runaways” and its sister show “Cloak & Dagger” were intended to draw a younger audience.
However, any further plans all ended in 2019, when the responsibility for MCU television was moved in-house to Marvel Studios under Kevin Feige’s direction. That’s why subsequent Disney+ Marvel shows are directly tied to the movies. Aside from especially popular elements (Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin), Marvel Studios doesn’t appear to be super interested in preserving the work of the once-independent Marvel Television. “Cloak & Dagger” is still on Hulu, but it could be on the chopping block next.
Fortunately, “Runaways” is still available to purchase or rent on VOD services, including Apple TV, YouTube, Prime Video, Vudu, and Google Play.