Last week we told you the exciting news that Brian K. Vaughn’s cult classic series Runaways had announced its cast for the principal parts of the titular team members. But as fans of the comic book series know, the Runaways are kids who are running away from their parents, who are all evil super villains and part of a secret cabal called “the Pride.” Now, Marvel Television has announced the actors who will be bringing the worst parents ever to life for the new Hulu series, which is about to begin filming.
In a statement to Marvel.com, Runaways creator and series executive consultant Vaughn said “Marvel’s Runaways has enough great actors to support two shows, but I love that this project contains multiple generations of incredible talent all in one story.” Check out the entire cast playing the Pride below:
Ryan Sands (The Wire) as Geoffrey Wilder – in the comics, Geoffrey Wilder is a shrewd manipulator and the leader of the Pride. He’s a kingpin of crime on the West Coast, and controlled the Pride’s moles in various police forces. He’s the father of Runaway Alex Wilder.
Angel Parker (The Strain) as Catherine Wilder – Starting out as a common thief, after she married Geoffrey Wilder she became a master criminal, and then later with her husband she started the Pride. When it comes to her family, she’s fiercely loyal and a loving mother to her son Alex.
Brittany Ishibashi (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) as Tina Minoru – Tina Minoru is a dark sorceress, and along with her husband Robert, they became members of the Pride. She jumped at the chance to enhance their powers and wealth.
James Yaegashi (Madame Secretary) as Robert Minoru – Just like his wife Tina, Robert has a passion for the mystical dark arts. On his wedding day, he pledged himself to the Pride along with his wife. Their daughter is Runaway Nico Minoru.
Kevin Weisman (Alias) as Dale Yorkes – A time traveler from the 87th century, Dale Yorkes used his technology to become a criminal in the past. He’s the father of Runaway Gert.
Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives) as Stacey Yorkes – like her husband Dale, Stacey hails from the distant future, and came back in time to become a criminal. A member of the Pride along with her husband. She’s the mother of Runaway Gert.
Annie Wersching (The Vampire Diaries) as Leslie Dean – Leslie Dean is actually an alien who was exiled from her home world Majesdane. She’s the wife of Frank and mother to Runaway Karolina Dean, and she is also a founding member of the Pride.
Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan) as Frank Dean – Like his wife, an alien exile and founding member of the Pride. On Earth, he was a former teen star who had a short-lived movie career and is now teeming with insecurity. Father of Runaway Karolina Dean.
James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Victor Stein – Victor is your basic mad scientist type. He is the husband of Janet Stein, and a member of the Pride. He is also the father of Chase Stein, a member of the Runaways. Not always the most loving dad.
Ever Carradine (The Handmaids Tale) as Janet Stein – Like her husband Victor, Janet is a mad scientist, as well as the perfect PTA mom. It makes sense that these two things go hand-in-hand, right?
Do the actors match your ideas of the world’s most evil parents? Are do you think Marvel missed the mark? Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments.
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