James Marsters, Angel Parker, Ryan Sands Among Ten Cast in Marvel’s Runaways!
We’re getting our first looks at “The Pride” AKA the supervillain parents of the teenagers staring in Marvel’s new Hulu show Runaways. Among these actors and actresses is long time sci-fi fan favorite actor from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Torchwood James Marsters. Joining him are Annie Wersching (24), Kevin Weisman (Alias), Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives), Ever Carradine (Major Crimes), Ryan Sands (The Wire), Angel Parker (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Brittany Ishibashi (Emily Owens M.D.), James Yaegashi (Broadway’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan).
Creator of the Runaways comic and television series consultant Brian K. Vaughn commented on the casting decision, “[This series] has enough great actors to support two shows, but I love that this project contains multiple generations of incredible talent all in one story.”
TV Line gave more details of who each person will portray in Runaways:
Marsters and Carradine play Victor and Janet Stein, parents to Chase (Gregg Sulkin, Faking It). He’s an engineering genius who has lofty expectations for his son — and when they aren’t met, retribution can be fierce; she’s a perfect PTA mom harboring a brilliant mind of her own, and who longs for more from her life.
Wersching and Pardue play Leslie and Frank Dean, parents to Carolina (Virginia Gardner). She’s a poised and skilled leader whose charisma draws in devoted allies and followers. He’s a former teen star who rode a short-lived movie career and is now teeming with insecurity.
Weisman and Brannagh play Dale and Stacey Yorkes, parents to Gert (Ariela Barer). He’s a bioengineer whose deep love for his family oftentimes falls short as far as knowing the right things to say to his daughter. Stacey, too, is a bioengineer, and utilizes a more progressive approach to her parenting style.
Sands and Parker play Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder, parents to Alex (Rhenzy Feliz). He’s a hulking presence who can effortlessly shift from approachable father to intimidating strategist; she’s a successful lawyer, deliberate and calculating in both her words and actions.
Ishibashi and Yaegashi play Tina and Robert Minoru, parents to Nico (Lyrica Okano). She’s a perfectionist “tiger mom,” as well as a brilliant innovator and ruthless CEO; he is a gentle and brilliant beta, “the Woz to his wife’s Jobs.”
Marvel’s Runaways will stream on Hulu sometime in 2018.
Source TV Line