Hulu's 'Runaways' Casts 'Teen Wolf' Star Rhenzy Feliz As Alex Wilder, 'The Affair' Actress Lyrica Okano As Nico Minoru
Hulu is definitely moving forward with the highly anticipated show based on Marvel's teen comic book series "Runaways". The streaming giant has just announced its young cast who will play six teenagers who discover their parents are up to no good, and the actors will be led by "Teen Wolf" star Rhenzy Feliz and Lyrica Okano from "The Affair".
The "Runaways" comic book series already has a following, and curiousity for the teen group was understandably piqued when it was somehow connected to "Doctor Strange" (via Tina Minoru, Nico's mother). Now the Hulu/Marvel show officially has a talented cast led by Rhenzy Feliz from "Teen Wolf" and "The Affair" actress Lyrica Okano (via io9).
Rhenzy Feliz leads the "Runaways" cast as Alex Wilder, the group's unofficial leader and all-around nerd. In the comic books, Alex is a genius who exceeds in strategic planning and is the only member of the team who doesn't have special powers. He later passes leadership of the group to Nico Minoru, with whom he has a brief relationship.
Marvel's Runaways'finds its cast,meet the six stars of upcoming tv project,with Hulu.Rhenzy Feliz["Teen Wolf"informal"]it'll be Alex Wilder. pic.twitter.com/ZTyn2g9859
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Lyrica Okano will portray Nico Minoru, the group's resident Wiccan who happens to be the daughter of powerful dark wizards. Nico later becomes the "Runaways" leader after Alex Wilder [spoiler] couldn't do it anymore. Okano and Rhenzy Feliz will be joined by Virginia Gardner, who will play Karolina Dean. Hulu has also cast Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein, Ariella Barer as Gert Hayes and Allegra Acosta as Molly Hayes.
Always interested in the Asian character..her surname sounds Japanese? Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru#Runaways pic.twitter.com/Zen57SpYE0 — Zakky Zahan (@zakky17_) February 3, 2017
Hulu has not yet announced when "Runaways" will begin production or the new show's air date. Nevertheless, Marvel fans are hoping that the series will premiere later this year.