Marvel’s Runaways to debut ‘same-day’ in Singapore – on Hooq

Marvel’s latest TV series, Runaways, is coming to Singapore via VoD service Hooq! It’ll air on the same day as the US broadcast, with three episodes debuting on Nov 22 (Nov 21 US time), and with brand new episodes coming every week after that. The new episodes will come to Singapore 24 hours after US telecast.

The series will be “fully localised for viewers”, said Hooq Chief Content Officer Jennifer Batty.

Runaways is based on the Marvel Comics of the same name, created by writer Brian K Vaughn and artist Adrian Alphona (and edited by newly-minted Marvel EIC CB Cebulski!), which follows the story of six teenagers who unite against a common enemy: Their parents, who reveal themselves to be super-villains in a sinister group called the Church of Gibborim. 

Running away from their respective homes, the teenagers decide to work together to right the wrongs of their parents, and set on a journey to discover the secret of their origins in a fun and original spin on the superhero narrative. Helping them in this struggle are larger-than-life characters such as Gert, a superheroine with a telepathic connection to a genetically engineered dinosaur known as Old Lace.

Runaways stars Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf), Lyrica Okano (The Affair), Virginia Gardner (Project Almanac), Ariela Barer (Yo Gabba Gabba!), Gregg Sulkin (Sixty Six, Wizards of Waverly Place) and Allegra Acosta (100 Things To Do Before High School).

“We’re very excited, Runaways ticks all the boxes that we are looking for in a comic book Entertainment series!  Everyone thinks their parents are evil when they are a teenager BUT what happens when you find out they really are evil!?!” added Batty. “With showrunners like Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, producers of The O.C. and Gossip Girl, also available on HOOQ, we can expect the series to break away from some of the conventions and tropes that muddle teenage dramas.”

Runaways is part of a deal between Hooq and The Walt Disney Company – Marvel’s Inhumans is now on Hooq, and Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger will be coming in 2018.

Hooq costs S$8.98 a month. There is a 7-day free trial for first-timers, and Hooq is available on the App Store, Google Play, desktop and Smart TVs.


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