Collider TV Talk: ‘Runaways’ Series Coming to Hulu; Robert Downey Jr. to Produce & Star in ‘Perry Mason’ Reboot

     August 22, 2016


On this episode of Collider TV Talk (August 22nd, 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries and Sasha Perl-Raver discuss:

  • Marvel and Hulu announce Runaways TV series
  • Robert Downey Jr. to produce and star in series reboot of Perry Mason
  • Highs and Lows
  • Twitter questions

runaways_comic_book_cover_01From a Deadline exclusive, Hulu has ordered Runaways, the Marvel drama series from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage, Marvel Television and ABC Signature. The order is for a pilot plus additional scripts, based on the fan-favorite Marvel comics, with an eye toward a full-season greenlight. Created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, the Runaways comics feature a group of teenagers who discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization. Marvel’s Runaways will tell the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.

Robert Downey Jr. has been trying to get a Perry Mason reboot off the ground for a while. He first tried to pitch it as a movie with Warner Bros. in 2011, but now, thanks to a Variety exclusive, Downey Jr.’s Perry Mason project has found new life at HBO. The actor best known for playing Iron Man, will reportedly be producing and starring in the series, with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto writing. Nothing’s been confirmed yet, and both RDJ and Pizzolatto have yet to comment on their project.


In an interview with EW Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of The Flash on The CW offered the possibility that Zoom actor Teddy Sears could return as Black Flash. Kreisberg told the site. “We love working with Teddy. He’s such an amazing actor and amazing person, and was so much a part of the success of this show last season.” For those who aren’t familiar with Black Flash, in the comics the character appears as an omen of death to those connected to the Speed Force. That doesn’t mean he’ll necessarily play the same role in the TV show, but the creators definitely want to keep the character in play.


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Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter is coming to Supergirl this season, playing the President of the United States, and Supergirl herself Melissa Benoist posted a picture of her and Carter giving fans their first glimpse of DC TV’s biggest leading ladies together for the first time.




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