‘Marvel’s Runaways’ is a superhero tv series that is created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Based on the teen superhero team of the same name, it follows a group of six young teenagers who discover that their parents are the primary rivals — members of an evil clan called the Pride. In order to escape from their families, they band together on go on the run while trying to figure out how to stop the Pride.
Season 1 follows the Runaways as they go on the run, only to be scattered again by the end of season 2. For instance, Gert is picked up by her dad while Dale ventures out to unknown lands. Karolina, Chase, and Janet are captured by Jonah and the Magistrate’s family. On the other hand, Nico, Alex, Molly, Xavin, and an expecting Leslie hide in a certain locale and contemplate their next moves.
Season 3 begins by introducing yet another powerful villain in the mix, Morgan le Fay — who holds a knack for brainwashing victims with temptations. There is also a visit from Cloak and Dagger, and both the teams need to decide if they can set their differences aside and work toward the common good.
We meet Karolina, Chase, and Janet, who are still under the grasp of Victor, Stacy, and Tina — the latter trio being under the possession of Jonah, his wife, and his daughter. In fact, another entity is inhabiting the body of someone else. Who? Well, let’s keep that undisclosed for now.
Season 3 gives a lot of emphasis on Nico’s Wiccan capabilities. It also does an amazing job of giving us glimpses into many of the characters’ histories. Across the episodes, we follow our gang of Runaways as they successfully evade corrupt families, get into face-offs with sinister aliens and engage in an ultimate battle with the world’s most powerful sorceress. The heroes “leave no stone unturned” as they finally manage to tackle their greatest foes.
In fact, it wraps up several plotlines and gives befitting ends to character arcs. There’s no major cliffhanger like the previous seasons. However, a couple of stories have a few loose threads (season 4, anyone?)
‘Runways’ originally debuted on November 21, 2017. Since then, it has spanned three successful seasons. The series opened to generally favorable reviews and the critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes reads something like this: “Earnest, fun, and more balanced than its source material, Runaways finds strong footing in an over-saturated genre.” So, will it be coming back for a ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Season 4? Let’s find out.
Marvel’s Runaways Season 4 Release Date: Renewed or Cancelled?
‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Season 3 premiered on December 13, 2019, on Hulu, in all its entirety of 10 episodes.
Since its debut, fans have been wondering about the show’s renewal for a fourth season. However, here’s the not-so-good news. In November 2019, Marvel announced via its Season 3 trailer that the third season would be the last and final installment from the series.
This bit of news comes as an addition to Marvel wrapping up its other projects, which involve ‘Daredevil‘, ‘Jessica Jones‘, ‘Cloak & Dagger‘, and ‘Ghost Rider‘ (scrapped). However, the announcement left fans disappointed because ‘Runaways’ was a fan-favorite, primary for its character-driven story arcs and diversity.
In fact, according to the creators, season 3 brings in a “natural ending point” — a point we can all agree to after watching the finale. But the cancellation is also an outcome of the changes in the Marvel crew. In October 2019, Kevin Feige assumed the position of the chief creative officer of Marvel, with Head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb, all set to exit by the end of 2019.
‘Runaways’ was one of the last-surviving live-action shows under Loeb’s tenure, alongside ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D‘ and ‘Helstrom’. Rest all of the titles have exited production in recent months. Hence, we can safely say that the show is not making a comeback and ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Season 4 stands cancelled.
Well, we hate to let you leave on a dejected note. But well, we do have a lot of shows to look forward to in the upcoming months from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Feige plans to expand the MCU stories on the streaming platform Disney+, with other titles like ‘Hawkeye’, ‘Falcon’ and ‘Winter Soldier’, ‘Loki’, and ‘WandaVision’. Until then, you can continue binge-ing on all of the past seasons of ‘Runaways’ on Hulu.
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